Ag Economy: Fed Reserve Reports Loan Repayment Decline

🕔Jan 4, 2019An update this week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, as well as a short paper last month from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, provide insight into portions […]

Cotton: USDA Loans Available to Help Offset Delayed Ginning

🕔Dec 14, 2018This year’s adverse weather and increased cotton acres may mean it’s taking you a little longer to get your cotton ginned. USDA’s Farm Service Agency offers seed cotton recourse loans […]

USDA Lending Rates Increased from Sept.

🕔Oct 1, 2018USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for October 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for October is 2.500 percent, up from 2.375 percent in September. The […]

USDA Lending Rates Increased from July

🕔Aug 1, 2018USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation has announced interest rates for August 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for August is 2.375 percent, up from 2.250 percent in July. The […]

Farm Lending: Kansas City Fed – Livestock Loans Increased

🕔Jul 25, 2018An update on Friday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Large Loans for Livestock Drive Uptick in Farm Lending,” by Cortney Cowley and Ty Kreitman) stated that, “Farm lending activity increased […]

USDA Lending Rates Unchanged in June

🕔Jul 2, 2018USDA Commodity Credit Corporation, today, announced interest rates for July 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for July is 2.250 percent, the same as 2.250 percent in June. […]

Peanuts: USDA Announces Loan Rates for 2018 Crop

🕔Jun 25, 2018USDA Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced 2018-crop loan rates for four types of peanuts. Eligible producers can obtain peanut loans through their local FSA county offices or alternative delivery […]

Farm Policy: Corn Belt Farmers Uneasy Over Potential Policy Impacts

🕔Jun 6, 2018Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Tuesday’s Des Moines Register that, “Iowa farmers, battling too much rain, cold — and even snow — this planting season, have a new crop of […]

USDA Lending Rates Increase from May

🕔Jun 1, 2018USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for June 2018. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for June is 2.250 percent, up from 2.125 percent in May. The […]

Dealer Financing: What Are Those Interest Rates You’re Paying?

🕔May 17, 2018In a previous article, we estimated that implement dealers provided 27% of the agricultural sector’s long term non-real estate debt in 2016 (farmdoc daily, May 9, 2008). This post examines the […]

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