Ag Economy: Strong 2021, Smaller Loans Limit Ag Lending – Kansas City Fed Jan 20, 2022

🕔Jan 20, 2022
In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, “Smaller Loans Limit Agricultural Lending,” Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Smaller sized loans limited agricultural lending activity at the […]

Ag Economy: Jan. Observations from the Federal Reserve – Beige Book Jan 18, 2022

🕔Jan 18, 2022
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its January 2022 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: Strong 4th Quarter Sparks Drop in Operating Loans – DTN Jan 15, 2022

🕔Jan 15, 2022
Overall good economic conditions in agriculture led to the lowest non-real estate agriculture lending at commercial banks in the fourth quarter of 2021 in nearly a decade, according to a […]

Improved Conditions in 4th-Quarter Ag Survey; Input Costs a Concern for 2022 – Dallas Fed Jan 5, 2022

🕔Jan 5, 2022
Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Survey for the fourth quarter of 2021. The Survey pointed out that, “Bankers responding to the fourth-quarter survey reported improved conditions across most regions […]

Farmer Sentiment Rises on Strengthening Current Financial Position – Ag Barometer Jan 4, 2022

🕔Jan 4, 2022
For only the second time since May, the Ag Economy Barometer rose in December. This month’s index climbed to a reading of 125, 9 points higher than in November. Both the Index of […]

Mississippi Agriculture Reaches Record High in 2021 Dec 23, 2021

🕔Dec 23, 2021
High commodity prices in 2021 pushed Mississippi agriculture to a sharp increase in total value — a record estimated $8.33 billion — despite a huge decline in government assistance aimed […]

Tennessee: All Major Ag Sectors Report Gains in 2021 Dec 16, 2021

🕔Dec 16, 2021
Researchers from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture outline gains in all major agricultural sectors in this year’s economic report to the governor, a marked improvement from the previous […]

Farmer Sentiment Weakens as Production Cost Concerns Mount – Ag Barometer Dec 7, 2021

🕔Dec 7, 2021
The Ag Economy Barometer slipped to a reading of 116 in November, down 5 points from October and 30% lower than in November 2020 when the barometer stood at 167. Once again, […]

Ag Economy: Nov. Observations from the Federal Reserve – Beige Book Dec 3, 2021

🕔Dec 3, 2021
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its November 2021 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the […]

2021 Farm Sector Income Forecast – Dec. Update Dec 2, 2021

🕔Dec 2, 2021
The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Wednesday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to increase by $22.0 billion (23.2 percent) from 2020 to $116.8 billion in 2021. This expected […]

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