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 […]

Ag Economy: Oct. Observations from the Federal Reserve Oct 22, 2021

🕔Oct 22, 2021
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its October 2021 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: Higher Crop Income Boosts U.S. Outlook, Energy Crunch Poses Ongoing Concerns Oct 12, 2021

🕔Oct 12, 2021
Crop Profits Bloomberg writers Michael Hirtzer and Kim Chipman reported this week that, “It turns out that 2021 was a pretty good year to be an American farmer. “After struggling through extreme weather, a […]

Farmer Sentiment Declines in Sept., Inflation Expectations Jump – Ag Barometer Oct 6, 2021

🕔Oct 6, 2021
Sentiment among agricultural producers weakened in September as the Ag Economy Barometer declined 14 points to a reading of 124. This is the weakest farmer sentiment reading since July 2020 when the […]

Ag Economy: “Revival” in the Farm Belt, But Things Can Turn Quickly Oct 1, 2021

🕔Oct 1, 2021
Wall Street Journal writers Jesse Newman and Bob Tita reported in Monday’s paper that, “A revival in the U.S. Farm Belt is in full swing, boosting markets for land and equipment and raising […]

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 […]

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