Agriculture Faces Financial Pounding from Multiple Sources Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
With the appearance of COVID-19 earlier this winter, we believe that US agriculture has found itself in a multi-crisis situation. We are facing the development of a farm financial crisis, […]

Farm Finances: Focus on Costs, Increase Liquidity Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
Economic turmoil sparked by the COVID-19 virus means agricultural producers now more than ever, should do what they can to control costs and increase liquidity, according to agricultural economist Brian […]

Coronavirus Causes Ag Issues in U.S. and Abroad Mar 19, 2020

🕔Mar 19, 2020
Reuters writer Chris Walljasper reported on Tuesday that, “U.S. fruit and vegetable producers are bracing for dramatic disruptions to their labor force after the U.S. government said it was suspending visa interviews in […]

Ag Borrowing: What Makes Nontraditional Financing Nontraditional? Mar 19, 2020

🕔Mar 19, 2020
Many recent discussions of “nontraditional finance” focus on alternative sources of credit for financially stressed farms. While this is an important issue facing the farm economy, broader changes to agricultural credit markets are also […]

Farm Finances: Do Growers Have Enough Working Capital For Near-Term Expenses? Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
Introduction Working capital represents the liquid funds that a business has available to meet short-term financial obligations.  The amount of working capital a business has is calculated by subtracting current […]

Ag Credit: Conditions Remained Weak in 2019 4th Quarter – Federal Reserve Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Kansas City released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the fourth quarter of 2019.  And earlier this […]

Stronger Farmland Values Support Farm Economy Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
Strength in farm real estate markets provided support to the agricultural sector amid ongoing financial challenges. According to the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions, nonirrigated cropland values and […]

USDA Updates 2020 Farm Sector Income Forecast Feb 11, 2020

🕔Feb 11, 2020
The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Wednesday that, “Net cash farm income is forecast to decrease $10.9 billion (9.0 percent) to $109.6 billion in 2020, relative to the 2019 forecast. Net farm income, a broader measure of […]

Mid-South Ag/Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, June 4-5 Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
Expected changes after the 2020 elections, agricultural bankruptcy and the latest on federal crop insurance and farm programs are among the timely topics to be discussed at the seventh annual […]

Webinar: Farm Income, Financial Forecasts – Feb. 5 Jan 28, 2020

🕔Jan 28, 2020
USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) releases Farm income statement and balance sheet estimates and forecasts three times a year, typically in February, August and November. These core statistical indicators provide guidance […]

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