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 […]

Farm Economy Still Struggling, Says Federal Reserve – DTN

🕔Aug 28, 2017The U.S. and global economies are stronger, but the sluggish farm economy is starting to draw a little more attention from the Federal Reserve. Nathan Kauffman, an assistant vice president […]

Midwest Ag Economy – Overview of Fed Reserve Ag Credit Surveys

🕔Aug 11, 2017On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City each released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the second quarter of […]

Farm Economy Softens Further, But Shows Signs of Stabilizing – Fed Reserve

🕔Aug 10, 2017A prolonged downturn in the agricultural economy continued in the second quarter of 2017, but recent data suggest conditions in the farm sector may be stabilizing. Although farm income and […]

Farm Credit: Interest Rates and the Cost of Short-Term Borrowing

🕔Jul 21, 2017In June, the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the interest rate on overnight deposits (the discount rate) 25 basis points to 1.75%, mirroring similar rate increases in March […]

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