Ag Lender Survey: Farm Profitability Still Down But Improving

🕔Nov 2, 2017Eighty-two percent of agricultural lenders reported a decline in farm profitability in the last 12 months, according to a joint survey by the American Bankers Association and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation […]

Corn Belt: ‘Breakeven’ in a Tough Environment

🕔Oct 26, 2017An article on the front page of Saturday’s Des Moines Register explored issues associated with corn and soybean production, prices, and farm profitability in Iowa.   Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve […]

Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

🕔Oct 20, 2017Lending at agricultural banks appeared to stabilize in the third quarter of 2017, but risks in the sector have remained alongside a persistently weak agricultural economy. After declining in the […]

Farm Lending Variables – Updated Analysis From the Kansas City Fed

🕔Jul 18, 2017On Friday, Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, penned an update titled, “Farm Lending Steady, but Risks Remain,” which noted that, “Agricultural lending at commercial […]

Farm Lending Steady, but Risks Remain – Fed Reserve of Kansas City

🕔Jul 18, 2017Agricultural lending at commercial banks was steady in the second quarter, but risks in the farm sector continued to weigh on loan growth and credit conditions. The volume of non-real […]

Farm Policy: Dallas Fed Bank – Ag Loans Down; Renewals, Extensions Up

🕔Jul 6, 2017Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released the results of its 2017 Second Quarter Agricultural Credit Survey, which stated that, “Demand for agricultural loans overall decreased for a seventh […]

Tennessee: Mid-South Ag Finance Conference, Martin, Aug. 9

🕔Jun 30, 2017Producers in Tennessee and surrounding states will want to mark their calendar for Wednesday, August 9, 2017 for the Mid-South Agricultural Finance Conference. This annual conference will once again be […]

Farm Income Decline Fuels Reduction in Ag Bank Lending – Fed. Reserve Bank Report

🕔Apr 21, 2017Lending activity at agricultural banks continued to decline in the first quarter of 2017. As economic conditions in the farm sector have remained weak, borrowers and lenders have sought to […]

Mid-South Ag and Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, June 8-9

🕔Apr 17, 2017In any given crop year, success depends on a triangular relationship between farmers/landowners, agricultural lenders and agricultural lawyers, said Harrison Pittman, director of the National Agricultural Law Center at the […]

Ag Lending: MetLife Moves Into 100th Year In The Market On Upbeat Note

🕔Mar 2, 2017Going into its 100th year in ag lending, MetLife, Inc. today announced that the company originated $3.6 billion in agricultural loans in 2016 through its subsidiaries and affiliates. MetLife’s Agricultural Finance […]

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