Farm Economy Dip – Soy and Corn Prices – KC Ag Credit Survey

🕔Aug 10, 2018The farm economy in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District dipped in the second quarter of 2018 alongside a sharp drop in the prices of key agricultural commodities. Agricultural credit conditions […]

Farmers Turn Negative: Weak Prices, Trade War – Ag Barometer

🕔Aug 7, 2018Ag producer sentiment fell sharply during July as the impact of commodity price declines and concerns about ag trade prospects weighed on producers’ perceptions of both current and future conditions […]

Ag Economy: USDA Highlights Land Values, Cash Rents, Production Costs

🕔Aug 3, 2018On Thursday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released three updates that provide current insight into the state of the U.S. agricultural economy.  The releases focused on land values, cash […]

Fed Reserve Beige Book: Commodity Prices Down, Expect Lower Farm Profits

🕔Jul 19, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its July 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Mississippi Crops: Prices, Market Issues, and Crop Mix Selection Tools – Podcast

🕔Jul 6, 2018Dr. Bobby Golden, Extension rice and soil fertility agronomist, and Dr. Jason Bond, weed scientist, interview Dr. Larry Falconer, agricultural economist with the MSU Delta Research and Extension Center, about […]

Ag Economy: Price Turmoil; ERS Looks at Ag’s Financial Health

🕔Jul 5, 2018Financial Times writer Gregory Meyer reported on Monday that, “US soyabean futures have tumbled to the lowest price in nine years as the market succumbs to healthy growing conditions and fears over imminent tariffs from China.”   Amid this […]

Ag Economy: Land Values and Farm Income Considerations

🕔Jul 3, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at recent reports from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln that shed light on trends in farmland values.  Also, […]

Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Inches Up Despite Trade War Concerns

🕔Jul 3, 2018Ag producer sentiment improved slightly during June as the Ag Economy Barometer index rose to a reading of 143 compared to 141 a month earlier. The modest rise in the […]

Ag Barometer: Producers More Optimistic About Future

🕔Jun 5, 2018The May reading of the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer was 141, 16 points higher than in April 2018 and the highest barometer value since January 2017 (Figure 1). […]

Farm Policy: Fed Reserve Ag Economy – More Loans, Higher Interest

🕔Jun 1, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

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