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      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 […]

      6 Farm Themes Discussed at Ag Banker Conference – DTN Nov 18, 2021

      🕔Nov 18, 2021
      Agriculture is seeing short-term inflation and supply chain challenges in several ways, but the industry and the overall U.S. economy will continue to be pressured by demographic and technology changes […]

      Fed Ag Credit Surveys – 3rd Quarter Farmland Values Soar Nov 16, 2021

      🕔Nov 16, 2021
      On Monday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Kansas City released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the third quarter of 2021. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago […]

      Farmer Sentiment Weakens Amid Concerns of Cost-Price Squeeze – Ag Barometer Nov 2, 2021

      🕔Nov 2, 2021
      For the third month in a row, agricultural producer sentiment weakened in October as the Ag Economy Barometer declined to 121, 3 points lower than a month earlier. The modest decline in […]

      Ag Economy: Generally Strong, Livestock Loan Demand Grew in 3rd Quarter – Kansas City Fed Oct 27, 2021

      🕔Oct 27, 2021
      In an update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City earlier this month (“Larger Livestock Loans Boost Farm Lending“), Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Demand for livestock loans […]

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