Texas: Farm Bill Discussions Highlight Ag Forum Meeting

🕔Feb 5, 2018Farm 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, 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 Economy In The Midwest: Still A Balancing Act

🕔Dec 22, 2017The 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, 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 […]

Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

🕔Oct 20, 2017Lending at agricultural banks appeared to stabilize in the third quarter of 2017, but risks in the sector have remained alongside a persistently weak agricultural economy. After declining in the […]

Farm Policy: Lawmakers Offer Perspective on the Farm Bill

🕔Aug 29, 2017Today’s update continues the focus on news items highlighting the attention Representatives and Senators placed on Farm Bill issues during the August recess.  As lawmakers get set to return to […]

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 […]

Farm Policy: Lawmakers Listen, Comment on Farm Bill on Aug. Recess

🕔Aug 21, 2017Today’s update looks at recent news articles highlighting agricultural economic variables, as well as Farm Bill observations from lawmakers, and some of the ag related activities Members have held with […]

Farm Policy: Senate Ag Committee Examines the Farm Economy

🕔May 26, 2017Yesterday, the Senate Ag Committee held a hearing titled, “Examining the Farm Economy: Perspectives on Rural America,” where lawmakers heard testimony from four witnesses, including the Chief Economist from USDA, […]

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