Kansas: K-State Program to Help Farmers Deal with Historic Ag Downturn Nov 10, 2016

🕔Nov 10, 2016From grain growers to cattlemen, plummeting farm income across the country has agricultural producers searching for ways to survive the current, historic farm-economy downturn. A new, one-day Kansas State University […]

Farm Program: Setting the Loan Rate Requires Just the Right Mixture – Commentary Nov 9, 2016

🕔Nov 9, 2016One of the thorny issues in designing a defensible crop supply management program is setting the loan rate.    Set the loan rate so that it guarantees nearly all farmers […]

U.S. Farm Economy Slumps into 4th Quarter – Fed. Reserve Bank Sep 29, 2016

🕔Sep 29, 2016The U.S. farm economy weakened further in the third quarter despite an upward revision to farm income projections. Following a brief rebound in crop prices in the second quarter, profit […]

Kansas Farm Profits Drop, Production Costs Keep Rising – DTN Sep 29, 2016

🕔Sep 29, 2016Some Grain Belt analysts question USDA’s latest 2016 farm income estimates as overly optimistic. They doubt growers were able to shed as much in input costs this season as USDA’s […]

Farmland: Strong Value for Farmers and Investors in the Longterm – DTN Aug 11, 2016

🕔Aug 11, 2016Sure, Illinois farmer Alan Madison has economized to make ends meet during this farm recession. He told an audience of ag journalists recently that he has slowed his combine trades […]

USDA Farm Forecast: Long Stretch of Low Prices – DTN Feb 25, 2016

🕔Feb 25, 2016The gloom overhanging commodity prices isn’t expected to lift anytime soon, if forecasts from USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum released Thursday hold true. In fact, barring unforeseen production failures somewhere on […]

Silver Linings Hidden in Farm Economy Headwinds? – DTN Dec 8, 2015

🕔Dec 8, 2015CoBank President Mary McBride thinks the ag economy is facing some stout headwinds: a lower price environment, a strong U.S. dollar, deceleration of the Chinese economy and increased global competition […]

Farm Economy: What Ag Census Reports Have to Say Aug 18, 2015

🕔Aug 18, 2015If you are interested in the farm economy, August is a great time of the year. Here at NASS, we start the month by putting out an analysis of farm […]

Farm Economy: Is the Corn Belt Too Specialized? Apr 10, 2015

🕔Apr 10, 2015Economic cycles often provide benefits to some and harm others. For example, rising grain prices are simultaneously celebrated by crop producers who enjoy increased revenues and vilified by livestock producers […]

Keith Good: Ag Econ; Weather; Trade; Biotech; Farm Bill; Budget; Biofuels Feb 2, 2015

🕔Feb 2, 2015Ag Economy – Consumer’s Market Reuters indicated on Friday that, “Record harvests and falling oil prices have helped to push food prices to a four-year low, improving the affordability of food […]

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