Ag Economy: Farmers Still Caught in Economic Squeeze

🕔Mar 13, 2018A news release last week from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from […]

Farm Debt: How Sensitive Is the Farm Sector to Rising Interest Rates?

🕔Mar 12, 2018This article was originally run in CHOICES Magazine and can be found at the Source Link below the article. Recent farm sector trends, including rising debt and declining income, have […]

Will Rising Interest Rates Lead to Intensifying Risks for Agriculture?

🕔Mar 9, 2018To encourage economic recovery, the Federal Reserve responded to the Great Recession by slashing interest rates and engaging in monetary easing. Short-term interest rates were pulled down and held near […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Improves; Uncertainty About NAFTA Looms

🕔Mar 6, 2018The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer moved higher again in February. At 140 points, producer sentiment, which is based on monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the country, […]

Ag Economy: Land Values, Value of Production, and Number of Farms

🕔Mar 2, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at recent publications from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, and the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.  These reports give additional insight into the state of […]

Ag Trade: Perdue Testifies on State of Rural Economy

🕔Feb 7, 2018Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue testified before the House Agriculture Committee on Tuesday morning  at a hearing on the “State of the Rural Economy.”  Recall that back in May, shortly after […]

Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Turns Higher; Many Expect Lower Taxes

🕔Feb 6, 2018After trending lower in late 2017, the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer turned higher in January. The monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the U.S. indicated that the […]

Texas: Farm Bill Discussions Highlight Ag Forum Meeting

🕔Feb 5, 2018Farm economy experts at the recent Ag Forum in Austin told attendees to expect much debate on the shaping of a new farm bill that will most likely be written […]

Farm Business: Ag Loans Up as Interest Rates Rise – Fed Reserve Kansas City

🕔Feb 2, 2018Lending at agricultural banks increased sharply in the fourth quarter, after appearing to stabilize in previous quarters. Large loans drove the increase in farm lending, which may heighten concerns about […]

Ag Economy: 2018 Outlook from CoBank; and Farmland Values

🕔Jan 23, 2018CoBank recently released a new report that explored a variety of issues that will impact the U.S. rural economy in 2018.  In addition, recent newspaper articles have discussed reports relating to the […]

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