Ag Economists Warn House Lawmakers that Rice Farmers Need Immediate Assistance Jun 11, 2022

🕔Jun 11, 2022
On Thursday, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a review hearing on the commodity and crop insurance titles of the 2018 Farm Bill from […]

Farmer Sentiment Plummets As Production Costs Skyrocket – Ag Barometer Jun 8, 2022

🕔Jun 8, 2022
The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in May to a reading of just 99, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since April 2020. The May 2022 barometer reading marked just the 9th time since data collection began […]

Ag Economy: U.S. Agriculture Sees Hike in Nontraditional Loans May 17, 2022

🕔May 17, 2022
Jenny Ifft has a keen eye for the changing landscape in agricultural finance. An agricultural economist at Kansas State University, Ifft is watching as nontraditional forms of lending slowly gain […]

Producer Sentiment Improves With Commodity Prices; High Cost Inflation a Worry – Ag Barometer May 4, 2022

🕔May 4, 2022
The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer improved in April to a reading of 121, which was 8 points higher than a month earlier. Despite this month’s increase, the ag sentiment index […]

Ag Economy Barometer Slides Lower, Concerns About War’s Impact on Input Prices Apr 5, 2022

🕔Apr 5, 2022
The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dipped to a reading of 113 in March, the weakest farmer sentiment reading since May 2020 which was in the early days of the […]

Farmer Sentiment Rises During Commodity Price Rally; Production Cost Concerns – Ag Barometer Mar 1, 2022

🕔Mar 1, 2022
The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose 6 points in February to 125, matching the sentiment index’s reading from December. A more optimistic view of future conditions pushed the sentiment measure […]

Ag Economy: Rise in Farmland Values Accelerates – Federal Reserve Feb 14, 2022

🕔Feb 14, 2022
Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Kansas City released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the fourth quarter of 2021. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago […]

Ag Economy: Producers Concerned About Rising Costs, Supply Chain Disruptions – Ag Barometer Feb 2, 2022

🕔Feb 2, 2022
Farmer sentiment weakened in January as the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer declined 6 points to 119, down from 125 a month earlier. This month’s decline leaves the barometer just three […]

Ag Economy: Strong 2021, Smaller Loans Limit Ag Lending – Kansas City Fed Jan 20, 2022

🕔Jan 20, 2022
In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, “Smaller Loans Limit Agricultural Lending,” Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Smaller sized loans limited agricultural lending activity at the […]

Ag Economy: Jan. Observations from the Federal Reserve – Beige Book Jan 18, 2022

🕔Jan 18, 2022
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its January 2022 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the […]

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