Beige Book Observations on the Ag Economy, Nov. – Federal Reserve

🕔Dec 6, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its November 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

Farm Policy: Farm Bill – Lower Farm Income Persists – Southern Plains Drought

🕔May 18, 2018As the House of Representatives works on passing its version of the Farm Bill this week, a report yesterday from the Kansas City Fed noted that, “bankers in the Tenth […]

Decline in Farm Income Slows but Persists – Fed Reserve Bank, Kansas City

🕔May 18, 2018Farm income and credit conditions continued to weaken in the first quarter of 2018, but at a slower pace than in previous quarters. According to the Tenth District Survey of […]

Farm Loans: 2017 Was a Near-Record Year, Says USDA

🕔Apr 9, 2018USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced another year of high activity in its farm loan programs. Hard-working farm families across the country accessed nearly $6 billion in new credit, […]

Fed Reserve Bank of Dallas: Crop Loans Down; Renewals and Extensions Up

🕔Jan 5, 2018Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Credit Survey for the fourth quarter of 2017. The Fed update indicated that, “Bankers responding to the fourth quarter […]

Farm Finances: Evaluating Your Capital Debt Repayment Capacity

🕔Nov 20, 2017Many financial measures and ratios assist in evaluating the financial health of a business. Not one of those measures itself can assess the overall financial condition of a farm business. […]

Farm Income Declines in 3rd Quarter, Bankers More Optimistic for 4th – St. Louis Fed

🕔Nov 14, 2017According to the latest survey of agricultural bankers in the Eighth Federal Reserve District, farm income declined during the third quarter of 2017 compared with a year earlier. Bankers were […]

Farm Income: Slowly Decreasing but Appearing to Stabilize – Kansas City Fed

🕔Nov 10, 2017The farm economy in the Tenth District continued to show signs of stabilizing in the third quarter of 2017, even as financial stress continued to build and income continued to […]

Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas: Demand for Ag Loans Decrease for 8th Quarter

🕔Oct 5, 2017Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Credit Survey for the third quarter of 2017. The Fed update indicated that, “Demand for agricultural loans overall […]

Farm Credit Administration to Work with Borrowers Affected by Hurricane Harvey

🕔Aug 30, 2017The Farm Credit Administration is encouraging Farm Credit System (FCS or System) institutions to work with System borrowers who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey. “System institutions have considerable flexibility […]

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