Webinar: Farm Income, Financial Forecasts – Feb. 5 Jan 28, 2020

🕔Jan 28, 2020
USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) releases Farm income statement and balance sheet estimates and forecasts three times a year, typically in February, August and November. These core statistical indicators provide guidance […]

Farmers End 2019 with Renewed Optimism – DTN Jan 23, 2020

🕔Jan 23, 2020
A long, drawn-out crop year and ongoing trade battles didn’t dampen farmers’ moods, as they ended 2019 with new optimism and were solid in their support for the Trump administration. […]

Farm Lending Declines For 2nd Quarter – Kansas City Fed Jan 22, 2020

🕔Jan 22, 2020
In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Farm Lending Declines at End of 2019“), Nathan Kauffman stated that, “The volume of agricultural lending at commercial banks […]

Ag Economy: Jan. Observations from the Fed – Beige Book Jan 21, 2020

🕔Jan 21, 2020
Last week, the Federal Reserve Board released its January 2020 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

Ag Leaders Guardedly Optimistic on 2020 – DTN Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
Offering some insights into the economic situation of Midwest agricultural loan customers, Farm Credit Services is guardedly optimistic looking at the agricultural economy for 2020. Jim Knuth, senior vice president […]

Crisis? Looking Like the ’80s But Supply Management Off the Table Jan 15, 2020

🕔Jan 15, 2020
In this post-holiday season and with apologies to Perry Como and the Fontaine Sisters who sang the Christmas standard “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” we’d like to […]

Ag Credit Survey: “Overall Weaker Conditions” – Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
Last week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Survey for the Fourth Quarter of 2019. In part, the update stated that, “Bankers responding to the fourth-quarter survey […]

Tennessee: Despite Challenges, Ag Contributes $81Bln to State Economy Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
Despite another year of international trade conflicts, research from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture outlines the continued economic strength that the agri-forestry industrial complex provides to the state […]

Farmers Optimistic About Future, Perception of Current Conditions Drops – Ag Barometer Jan 7, 2020

🕔Jan 7, 2020
The Ag Economy Barometer drifted sideways in December, to a reading of 150 compared to 153 in November. Although the barometer changed little in December, there was a shift in producers’ perspective […]

Mississippi: Agriculture Nears $7.4 Bln in 2019 Dec 26, 2019

🕔Dec 26, 2019
In 2019, Mississippi’s agricultural industry faced the prospect of dipping below $7 billion for the first time in eight years, but federal payments pushed its value up enough to post […]

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