Ag Economy Strong in 1st Half of Fiscal Year – Kansas City Fed Sep 21, 2021

🕔Sep 21, 2021
In an update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City earlier this month (“Financing of Ag Production Loans Eases Further”), Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Farm debt at commercial banks continued […]

Ag Economy: Net Farm Income Sees Sharp Gains from Higher Commodity Prices Sep 17, 2021

🕔Sep 17, 2021
Earlier this week, the, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri released its latest baseline update for U.S. farm income and government costs. The baseline update stated […]

Ag Economy: Farmers’ Optimism Tempering as Harvest Approaches – DTN Sep 2, 2021

🕔Sep 2, 2021
U.S. farmers’ optimism is tempering as fall harvest approaches, though according to the latest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index, they are in a much better state of mind than […]

Ag Economy: 2021 2nd Quarter Farmland Values Climb – Federal Reserve Aug 25, 2021

🕔Aug 25, 2021
Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the second quarter of 2021. Federal Reserve Bank of […]

Ag Economy: A Look at Farmland Values, Cash Rental Rates, Production Expenses Aug 13, 2021

🕔Aug 13, 2021
Recent reports from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) regarding farmland values, cash rental rates, production expenses, and farm prices provide perspective on the current state of the U.S. […]

Kansas City Fed – Strong Outlook for Farm Sector, Business Groups Seek to Restart U.S.-China Talks Aug 10, 2021

🕔Aug 10, 2021
An update yesterday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“kcFED Ag Bulletin“) stated that, “Agricultural commodity prices surged in the second quarter amid further increases in economic activity […]

Farmers Weigh In on Rising Input Prices, Farmland Values – Ag Barometer Aug 4, 2021

🕔Aug 4, 2021
On the heels of a sharp two-month decline, the Agricultural Economy Barometer stabilized at a reading of 134 in July, just 3 points below a month earlier. This month’s sentiment index was […]

Ag Economy: Federal Reserve Observations from July Jul 28, 2021

🕔Jul 28, 2021
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its July 2021 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the […]

Kansas City Fed: Outlook for Ag Economy in 2021 Remains Strong Jul 27, 2021

🕔Jul 27, 2021
In an update late last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Interest Rates for Operating Loans Rise Slightly From All-Time Lows“), Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman pointed out that, “Interest rates […]

Ag Economy: Producer Sentiment Falls for 2nd Month; Rising Input Costs a Concern – Ag Barometer Jul 8, 2021

🕔Jul 8, 2021
For the second month in a row, the Ag Economy Barometer declined sharply, falling to a reading of 137, which was 21 points below a month earlier, and the weakest ag producer […]

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