Tennessee: Despite Challenges, Ag Contributes $81Bln to State Economy Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
Despite another year of international trade conflicts, research from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture outlines the continued economic strength that the agri-forestry industrial complex provides to the state […]

Farmers Optimistic About Future, Perception of Current Conditions Drops – Ag Barometer Jan 7, 2020

🕔Jan 7, 2020
The Ag Economy Barometer drifted sideways in December, to a reading of 150 compared to 153 in November. Although the barometer changed little in December, there was a shift in producers’ perspective […]

Mississippi: Agriculture Nears $7.4 Bln in 2019 Dec 26, 2019

🕔Dec 26, 2019
In 2019, Mississippi’s agricultural industry faced the prospect of dipping below $7 billion for the first time in eight years, but federal payments pushed its value up enough to post […]

Ag Economy: Forces That Will Shape 2020 – CoBank Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
The U.S. rural economy will continue to face headwinds in 2020 and is expected to underperform relative to the economy of urban America. Since 2014, GDP growth in rural counties […]

Demand For What You Grow? Small Silver Linings Plus Uncertainty – DTN Dec 10, 2019

🕔Dec 10, 2019
Farmers looking for some demand drivers to move prices can find a small silver lining that growth in global grains demand has outstripped supply the past couple of years, while […]

Farmer Sentiment Jumps as Harvest Winds Down – Ag Barometer Dec 3, 2019

🕔Dec 3, 2019
The Ag Economy Barometer rose in November for the second month in a row, climbing to 153, 17 points higher than in October when the index stood at 136. This month’s rise […]

Ag Economy: Conditions Remain Mixed – Beige Book Dec 2, 2019

🕔Dec 2, 2019
Last week, the Federal Reserve Board released its November 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Ag Economy Finding New Plateau? – DTN Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019
Jason Henderson, director of Purdue University Extension and former Federal Reserve economist, is tired of talking about the 1980s. “Where we’re at in the ag business cycle, it’s not the […]

Farm Credit Chief: Strong System But Rising Debt Issues – DTN Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019
Though agriculture is experiencing pressures on a number of fronts, the head of the Farm Credit Administration told federal lawmakers on Tuesday the overall credit system remains in good shape. […]

Eroding Farmer Liquidity Concerns Ag Lenders – DTN Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019
A majority of farms remain profitable. However, their profit margins are smaller than in recent years, and bankers are growing more concerned about their customers’ liquidity. According to a survey […]

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