Ag Economy: Banks Trim Farm Lending – Federal Reserve Dec 9, 2020

🕔Dec 9, 2020
Third Quarter Commercial Bank Call Report Data Agricultural loan balances at commercial banks continued to decrease in the third quarter, according to Call Report data. Most of the recent decrease […]

Farm Income Higher in 2020, Says USDA – DTN Dec 3, 2020

🕔Dec 3, 2020
Net cash farm income for 2020 is expected to increase 43.1% from 2019 totals, driven heavily by higher government payments, putting net farm income at the highest level since 2013 […]

Slipping Farm Liquidity Indicates Difficulty Paying Loans Nov 9, 2020

🕔Nov 9, 2020
A recent article by Langemeier and Featherstone examined the trends in liquidity for a sample of Kansas farms.  Liquidity, measured using the current ratio, has declined substantially since its peak […]

Ag Economy: 2nd Quarter Federal Reserve Credit Surveys Aug 19, 2020

🕔Aug 19, 2020
On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Kansas City released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the second quarter of 2020. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago […]

Ag Taxes: What to Know About Debt Forgiveness – DTN Jul 28, 2020

🕔Jul 28, 2020
As I’m writing this article, we are still waiting for guidance on PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) loan forgiveness. Based on what is being discussed in Congress, there will be some […]

Ag Financing Activity Slowed in 2nd Quarter – Kansas City Fed Jul 22, 2020

🕔Jul 22, 2020
In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Agricultural Lending Consistently Slower“), Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Agricultural financing activity slowed in the second quarter, according to […]

Ag Economy: More Signals for COVID-19 Aid – DTN Jul 21, 2020

🕔Jul 21, 2020
Farm delinquency rates went up and agricultural lending slowed during the height of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, two economists for the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank detailed in an analysis […]

Illinois: A Different Financial View — How Much Do You Owe Per Acre? Jul 20, 2020

🕔Jul 20, 2020
Financial liabilities are a present obligation arising from past decisions.  While some operators can operate without borrowing, many farms operate with the use of borrowed capital. This article considers the […]

Ag Credit Survey: “Overall Weaker Conditions” – Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
Last week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Survey for the Fourth Quarter of 2019. In part, the update stated that, “Bankers responding to the fourth-quarter survey […]

Ag Borrowing – Best Approaches When Asking For Money – DTN Dec 2, 2019

🕔Dec 2, 2019
Securing operating loans for the upcoming crop season will bring new challenges for some borrowers, but there are ways to make farm operations more cash-worthy in the eyes of today’s […]

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