Ag Lender Survey: Liquidity, Income, Leverage Are Top Concerns Nov 20, 2020

🕔Nov 20, 2020
A news release this week from the American Bankers Association (ABA) stated that, “As the farm economy continues to work through a prolonged downturn in the midst of an unparalleled, global economic dislocation, ag lenders […]

Ag Economy: Farmer Sentiment Rises to Record High – Ag Barometer Nov 4, 2020

🕔Nov 4, 2020
Farmer sentiment hit a new record high in October as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to a reading of 183, a 27-point increase compared to September. The reading easily […]

Kansas City Fed: Farm Lending Remained Muted in 3rd Quarter Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Ag Lending Update: Fewer Loans Issued to Farmers Limit Lending Activity“), Cortney Cowley and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Farm lending remained […]

Ag Economy: Federal Reserve Observations from Oct. – Beige Book Oct 22, 2020

🕔Oct 22, 2020
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its October 2020 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the […]

Ag Economy: Pandemic, Drought, and Derecho – How Are We Doing? Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
In an update late last month at the USDA blog, Robert Johansson, the Department’s Chief Economist, highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic was adversely impacting the American farm economy. Dr. Johansson stated […]

Farmer Sentiment Rises as Crop Prices Rally, USDA Announces CFAP 2 – Ag Barometer Oct 6, 2020

🕔Oct 6, 2020
U.S. agricultural producers became more optimistic again in September as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to 156, the highest reading for the index since the pandemic began last winter […]

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 […]

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