USDA Forecasts 23% Rise in Net Farm Income Due to Govt. Payments Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
Net farm income for U.S. producers in 2020 is forecast to rise 23 percent over 2019 figures, growing to about $102.7 billion, according to a report this week from the […]

Webinar: Fall 2020 Crop Outlook – Sept. 11 Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
On Friday, September 11 at 3:30 p.m. EDT, we will be hosting a webinar discussion immediately following release of USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports. These reports […]

Net Farm Income Rising Thanks to Govt. Payments – DTN Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Despite the pandemic, or because of government response to it, the U.S. farm sector is projected to have stronger income for 2020 than a year ago. The latest projections for […]

Ag Economy: Conditions Remain Weak with Some Improvements – Federal Reserve Beige Book Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its August 2020 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the […]

USDA Farm Sector Income Forecast Updated for Sept. Sep 3, 2020

🕔Sep 3, 2020
The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Wednesday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to increase $19 billion (22.7 percent) from 2019 to $102.7 billion in 2020. Net cash […]

Farmer Sentiment Rebounds, Commodity Prices Rally, Trade Prospects Improve – Ag Barometer Sep 1, 2020

🕔Sep 1, 2020
Farmer sentiment improved markedly in August as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose to a reading of 144, 26 points higher than a month earlier. The improvement in producer sentiment […]

Ag Economy: Farmers Increasingly Turn to Non-Traditional Lenders – Podcast Sep 1, 2020

🕔Sep 1, 2020
A Kansas State University agricultural economist says that non-traditional lenders are becoming a bigger part of doing business in farm country. Jenny Ifft spoke recently at the Risk and Profit […]

Webinar: USDA Farm Income, Financial Forecasts, Sept. 2 Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 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 […]

Ag Economy: “Fragile” Conditions Persist, Ethanol Waiver Concerns Remain Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
Wall Street Journal writer Kirk Maltais reported on Saturday that, “Following a growing season last year filled with battering rainfall and bitter trade wars, U.S. farmers hoped 2020 would provide them an opportunity to […]

Ag Economy: Farmers Still Pessimistic for the Present, Higher Hopes for the Future – DTN Aug 21, 2020

🕔Aug 21, 2020
Farmer attitudes are a mixed bag as summer turns to fall and as election-year divisiveness and the ever-present coronavirus pandemic add to the tension of what harvest will bring. The […]

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