USDA Announces July 2021 Lending Rates Jul 3, 2021

🕔Jul 3, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced loan interest rates for July 2021, which are effective July 1. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to help […]

Farm Lending Remains Strong in 2020 – American Bankers Association Report Jul 2, 2021

🕔Jul 2, 2021
A news release this week from the American Bankers Association (ABA) stated that, “Despite the global economic slowdown in 2020 due to COVID-19, total agricultural lending by U.S. farm banks remained strong at $98.6 billion, […]

Farm Debt Declines, Loan Performance Improves – Kansas City Fed Jul 2, 2021

🕔Jul 2, 2021
Last week, Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, penned an update titled, “Farm Debt Declines Further and Credit Stress Eases,” which noted that, “Agricultural debt at commercial […]

USDA Announces June Lending Rates for Ag Producers Jun 1, 2021

🕔Jun 1, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced loan interest rates for June 2021, which are effective June 1. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital […]

USDA Announces May Lending Rates May 3, 2021

🕔May 3, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced loan interest rates for May 2021, which are effective May 3. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital […]

Ag Economy: Reduced Demand for Farm Loans in 1st Quarter Apr 27, 2021

🕔Apr 27, 2021
In an update earlier this month from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Farm Lending Remains Muted in Early 2021“), Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Farm loan demand remained muted at […]

Cotton: USDA Announces 2021 Loan Rate Differentials Apr 15, 2021

🕔Apr 15, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the 2021-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton, which are applied to the crop loan rate to determine the per […]

USDA Announces April 2021 Lending Rates Apr 1, 2021

🕔Apr 1, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced loan interest rates for April 2021, which are effective April 1. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) loans provide important access to capital to […]

Arguments for Raising Minimum Wage, Commodity Loan Rates Greatly Overlap – Commentary Mar 3, 2021

🕔Mar 3, 2021
One of the more contentious elements of the Biden $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus plan, besides its sheer size, is raising the minimum wage for all covered, nonexempt workers from its […]

USDA Announces March 2021 Lending Rates Mar 1, 2021

🕔Mar 1, 2021
The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced loan interest rates for March 2021, which are effective March 1. Operating and Ownership Loans The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers farm […]

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