Farm Business: Debt Financing and Timing Farmland Purchases Sep 25, 2021

🕔Sep 25, 2021
Farmland returns have averaged around 10%, particularly when holding periods exceed 20 years. Even given this 10% average return, financing farmland is difficult because capital gains make up a large […]

Ag Economy Strong in 1st Half of Fiscal Year – Kansas City Fed Sep 21, 2021

🕔Sep 21, 2021
In an update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City earlier this month (“Financing of Ag Production Loans Eases Further”), Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Farm debt at commercial banks continued […]

Farm Debt Declines, Loan Performance Improves – Kansas City Fed Jul 2, 2021

🕔Jul 2, 2021
Last week, Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, penned an update titled, “Farm Debt Declines Further and Credit Stress Eases,” which noted that, “Agricultural debt at commercial […]

Federal Reserve Ag Credit Surveys- 2021 1st Quarter Farm Economy Conditions May 17, 2021

🕔May 17, 2021
Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the first quarter of 2021. Federal Reserve Bank of […]

Illinois: Ag Debt Continues to Increase Feb 23, 2021

🕔Feb 23, 2021
Agricultural debt on a nominal basis in Illinois has been increasing since 1991. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) are shown […]

Kansas City Fed: “Pullback” in New Farm Loans Continues Feb 2, 2021

🕔Feb 2, 2021
A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Ag Lending Update: Fewer New Loans to Farmers,” by Ty Kreitman and Cortney Cowley) stated that, “Lending activity at commercial banks continued to slow in […]

USDA Temporarily Suspends Debt Collections, Foreclosures for Distressed Borrowers Jan 27, 2021

🕔Jan 27, 2021
Due to the national public health emergency caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the temporary suspension of past-due debt collections and foreclosures for […]

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 […]

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