Beige Book Observations on the Ag Economy, Nov. – Federal Reserve

🕔Dec 6, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its November 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

Ag Economy: What Does 2018 Farm Income Forecast Look Like as of Nov.

🕔Dec 4, 2018The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Friday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to decrease $9.1 billion (12.1 percent) from 2017 to $66.3 billion […]

Farmers’ Sentiment Steady, Lack of a Farm Bill a Concern – Ag Barometer

🕔Dec 4, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer November reading was 134, a decline of just over 1 percent from a month earlier when the barometer stood at 136. The November […]

Ag Economy: Chapter 12 Bankruptcies on the Rise – Minneapolis Fed

🕔Nov 21, 2018In addition to the melancholy agricultural outlook contained in recent Federal Reserve District agricultural surveys, an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis pointed to troubling data […]

Farm Income, Loan Repayments Down; Farmland Values Mostly Steady – Federal Reserve

🕔Nov 20, 2018Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the third quarter of 2018. Today’s […]

Farm Income Keeps Sliding Lower – Ag Credit Survey, Kansas City Fed

🕔Nov 19, 2018Farm income and credit conditions continued to deteriorate in the third quarter of 2018, according to the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions. Expectations for farm income and loan […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Rebounds in October

🕔Nov 6, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rebounded in October to a reading of 136—a 22-point increase in the index compared to September—leaving the barometer nearly equal to its level one year […]

Fed Reserve: Farm Income, Trade Conflicts Major Concerns – Beige Book

🕔Oct 25, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its October 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

Webinar: Ag Impacts of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Oct. 11

🕔Oct 8, 2018Join us Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018 at 10 a.m. CST as we host Dr. Kristine Tidgren.  She will review the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on farming […]

Ag Economy: Steady Farmland Values Help Insulate Struggling Ag Sector

🕔Oct 4, 2018Suzanne Jenkins, a senior policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Nathan Kauffman, vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, indicated in a […]

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