Ag Economy: FAPRI – U.S. Net Farm Income Projected to Decline

🕔Sep 20, 2018On Tuesday, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri released its Baseline Update for U.S. Farm Income and the Farm Balance Sheet.  Today’s update includes […]

Farmland Values Decline in Illinois, Iowa; Up in Northern Midwest

🕔Sep 17, 2018Today’s update looks at a variety of information sources that highlight recent developments relating to farmland values, with particular focus on Illinois, Iowa and the States in the Minneapolis Federal Reserve […]

Missouri Cash Rental: Crops, Pasture and Hunting Leases

🕔Aug 27, 2018The USDA reports that 35% of Missouri farmland is rented. That means that about 9.8 million acres of Missouri agricultural land is rented. To help both landowners and farmers, the […]

South Dakota: Cash Rents Increased in 2018

🕔Aug 23, 2018According to the 2018 SDSU Farm Real Estate Market Survey, statewide change in average cash rental rates per-acre from 2017 to 2018 was positive for cropland, increasing on average by […]

Ag Economy: USDA Highlights Land Values, Cash Rents, Production Costs

🕔Aug 3, 2018On Thursday, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released three updates that provide current insight into the state of the U.S. agricultural economy.  The releases focused on land values, cash […]

Cash Rents, 2019: Potential Trade Disruptions Increase Uncertainty

🕔Aug 3, 2018Landowners and farmers will soon begin thinking about setting 2019 cash rent levels with the current trade uncertainty as a backdrop to those rental negotiations.  The possibility of trade disruptions […]

Illinois: Grain Farm Income Projections After Recent Price Declines

🕔Jul 11, 2018In recent weeks, cash corn prices have declined by $.50 per bushel and soybean prices by $1.80 per bushel, resulting in much lower 2018 income expectations.  Crop revenue and returns […]

Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Inches Up Despite Trade War Concerns

🕔Jul 3, 2018Ag producer sentiment improved slightly during June as the Ag Economy Barometer index rose to a reading of 143 compared to 141 a month earlier. The modest rise in the […]

Illinois Farm Finances: How Will Chinese Tariffs Affect Grain Farms?

🕔Apr 18, 2018Recent events suggest a possibility that China will place a 25% tariff on soybean exports from the United States to China. Such a tariff would result in lower soybean prices […]

U.S. Cropland Prices: What’s the Impact of Increased Interest Rates?

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🕔Apr 12, 2018The Federal Reserve has initiated what appears to be sustained, incremental increases in the Federal Funds rate and by extension other interest rates. Current expectation is for a ¾ to […]

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