Demand For What You Grow? Small Silver Linings Plus Uncertainty – DTN Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019Farmers looking for some demand drivers to move prices can find a small silver lining that growth in global grains demand has outstripped supply the past couple of years, while […]

Farmer Sentiment Jumps as Harvest Winds Down – Ag Barometer Dec 3, 2019

🕔Dec 3, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer rose in November for the second month in a row, climbing to 153, 17 points higher than in October when the index stood at 136. This month’s rise […]

Ag Economy: Conditions Remain Mixed – Beige Book Dec 2, 2019

🕔Dec 2, 2019Last week, the Federal Reserve Board released its November 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Ag Economy Finding New Plateau? – DTN Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019Jason Henderson, director of Purdue University Extension and former Federal Reserve economist, is tired of talking about the 1980s. “Where we’re at in the ag business cycle, it’s not the […]

Farm Credit Chief: Strong System But Rising Debt Issues – DTN Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019Though agriculture is experiencing pressures on a number of fronts, the head of the Farm Credit Administration told federal lawmakers on Tuesday the overall credit system remains in good shape. […]

Eroding Farmer Liquidity Concerns Ag Lenders – DTN Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019A majority of farms remain profitable. However, their profit margins are smaller than in recent years, and bankers are growing more concerned about their customers’ liquidity. According to a survey […]

Farmland Values, Farm Incomes Decline – Federal Reserve Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019Last 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 2019.  And earlier […]

Farm Finances Continue to Weaken, Land Values Stable – Kansas City Fed Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019Farm credit conditions in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District continued to deteriorate steadily in the third quarter of 2019. Despite a slight increase in the price of some agricultural commodities […]

Farmer Sentiment on Trade, Economy Improves with Harvest – Ag Barometer Nov 5, 2019

🕔Nov 5, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer improved to a reading of 136 in October, up 15 points compared to September, which pushed the barometer back to the same level observed in October […]

Kansas City Fed: Farm Lending Growth Slows, Sector Weakness Persists Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Farm Lending Slows but Remains High“) Cortney Cowley and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Growth in farm lending activity […]

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