USDA Lending Rates Unchanged from May

🕔Jun 3, 2019The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for June 2019, which are effective June 1-June 30, 2019. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for […]

Ag Banks Make Adjustments – Kansas City Fed

🕔May 6, 2019An update last month from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Ag Banks Make Adjustments as Lending Remains Elevated,” by Cortney Cowley and Ty Kreitman) stated that, “According to the National Survey […]

Ag Lending: Farmland Loans Half of Total Ag Debt

🕔Apr 30, 2019Last week, the American Bankers Association (ABA) released its annual Farm Bank Performance Report.  Today’s update includes several highlights from the ABA update. The ABA report indicated that, “The U.S. […]

Cotton: USDA Announces 2019 Loan Rate Differentials

🕔Apr 16, 2019USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the 2019-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton. The differentials, also referred to as loan rate premiums and discounts, have been […]

USDA Farm Loans – Higher Limits Now Available

🕔Apr 12, 2019Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in USDA’s farm loans, which help agricultural producers purchase farms or cover operating expenses. The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that […]

Farmers Can Now Manage USDA Farm Loans Online

🕔Apr 10, 2019Do you have farm loans through USDA? If so, USDA’s Farm Service Agency has launched a new feature that enables you to login to view farm loan information, history, and […]

MetLife Reaches Record $5Bln of Global Ag Mortgage Production

🕔Mar 29, 2019MetLife Investment Management (MIM), MetLife, Inc.’s institutional asset management business, announced today that it originated $5.0 billion in global agricultural loans in 2018, a 72.4% increase over the prior year, […]

Farm Crisis? It Depends On Who You Ask, Who You Are – DTN

🕔Mar 21, 2019Iowa attorney Joe Peiffer spent the latter half of February helping some of his clients try to restructure debt and get operating loans for 2019 after these farmers found out […]

Ag Economy: Feb. Observations from the Fed Reserve Beige Book

🕔Mar 12, 2019On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its February 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Farmland Values Lower; Interest Rates Rising – Federal Reserve

🕔Feb 19, 2019Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the fourth quarter of 2018. Today’s […]

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