Farm Income: Slowly Decreasing but Appearing to Stabilize – Kansas City Fed Nov 10, 2017

🕔Nov 10, 2017
The 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, 2017

🕔Oct 20, 2017
Lending 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, 2017

🕔Aug 29, 2017
Today’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, 2017

🕔Aug 28, 2017
The 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, 2017

🕔Aug 21, 2017
Today’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, 2017

🕔May 26, 2017
Yesterday, 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, […]

Farm Policy: USDA’s Chief Economist Provides Outlook for U.S. Ag Feb 24, 2017

🕔Feb 24, 2017
Speaking yesterday at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia, USDA Chief Economist Robert C. Johansson provided a broad outlook for U.S. agriculture.  Today’s update provides an overview of key […]

Ethanol Production: Major Boon to Agriculture, says Industry Spokesman – DTN Feb 22, 2017

🕔Feb 22, 2017
Though there is angst in rural America about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard and agriculture trade in particular, the leader of the nation’s largest ethanol interest group told […]

Farm Business: Economists Expect Another Year of Shortfalls for 2017 Feb 17, 2017

🕔Feb 17, 2017
Economists painted a gray outlook for the farm economy and called for a stronger federal safety during a congressional hearing meant to set the stage for drafting a new farm […]

Ag Economy: Cash Shortfalls a Widespread Problem in 2016, Says Expert Feb 16, 2017

🕔Feb 16, 2017
A majority of representative farms in major U.S. production regions used to project future farm financial conditions would face serious cash flow shortfalls based on 2016 crop prices, a Texas […]

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