Ag Economy Barometer: Farmer Sentiment Improves in August, But Inflationary Concerns Mount Sep 7, 2021

🕔Sep 7, 2021
Agricultural producers’ sentiment improved slightly in August compared to July as the Ag Economy Barometer rose four points to a reading of 138 vs. 134 a month earlier. The modest rise in […]

Ag Trade: China Demand Fuels U.S. Farm Economy, as Federal Support Subsides Jun 10, 2021

🕔Jun 10, 2021
Financial Times writer Aime Williams reported on Monday that, “Donald Trump’s trade war with China left American farmers dependent on government handouts to survive. But China is now at the heart of a […]

What Farmers Need – Commentary Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
With increases in the number of farm bankruptcy proceedings and suicides among farmers it seems like we have been transported back to the 1980s and the farm crisis. It wasn’t […]

Farm Income, Loan Repayments Down; Farmland Values Mostly Steady – Federal Reserve Nov 20, 2018

🕔Nov 20, 2018
Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the third quarter of 2018. Today’s […]

Decline in Farm Income Slows but Persists – Fed Reserve Bank, Kansas City May 18, 2018

🕔May 18, 2018
Farm 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 […]

Ag Economy: Federal Reserve April 2018 Beige Book Report Apr 20, 2018

🕔Apr 20, 2018
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

Texas: Farm Bill Discussions Highlight Ag Forum Meeting Feb 5, 2018

🕔Feb 5, 2018
Farm economy experts at the recent Ag Forum in Austin told attendees to expect much debate on the shaping of a new farm bill that will most likely be written […]

Fed Reserve Bank of Dallas: Crop Loans Down; Renewals and Extensions Up Jan 5, 2018

🕔Jan 5, 2018
Earlier 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 Economy In The Midwest: Still A Balancing Act Dec 22, 2017

🕔Dec 22, 2017
The Agricultural Economics Department at Purdue University recently released its annual outlook report that contained 12 specific articles looking at various aspects of the U.S. agricultural economy.  This post highlights key points from the […]

Farm Income Declines in 3rd Quarter, Bankers More Optimistic for 4th – St. Louis Fed Nov 14, 2017

🕔Nov 14, 2017
According 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 […]

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