Indiana Farm Bureau Survey – Trade Situation Is Jeopardizing Farmers

🕔May 22, 2019Indiana Farm Bureau recently conducted an online survey of farmer members to gauge how the ongoing trade conflicts and increasing tariffs are impacting their operations. The survey received submissions from […]

Farm Business: How Are Your Buying and Marketing Skills?

🕔May 14, 2019As farms continue to consolidate it becomes increasingly important to assess a farm’s management skills.  At a certain farm size, it is no longer easy or feasible for the manager […]

Kansas Net Farm Income Climbs, but with a Big Catch

🕔May 13, 2019Kansas net farm income rose last year despite weather extremes, trade disputes and depressed market prices, but the increase came with a catch. Average net farm income across the state […]

Ag Economy: Financial Pressure Mounting on Farmers Across the Country

🕔May 10, 2019On Thursday, the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management held a hearing titled, “Reviewing the State of the Farm Economy.” Today’s updates provides a brief recap […]

Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 – Debt Limit Would Increase

🕔May 9, 2019The 2019 financial outlook for U.S. farmers growing corn, soybeans and wheat appears reluctant to improve, says Bryon Parman, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural finance specialist. Farmers currently face […]

Illinois: One Last Look at 2019 Crop Budgets Before Planting

🕔Apr 24, 2019Hopefully, planting proceeds quickly as weather forecasts suggest drying weather this week. Using up-to-date prices, we take one more look at 2019 corn and soybean budgets before planting commences. Not […]

Federal Reserve: Beige Book – Observations on the Ag Economy

🕔Apr 18, 2019On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Ag Economy: Farmland Values Steady; Potential for Declines Exist

🕔Apr 16, 2019Recent news items from the Corn Belt point to several economic challenges facing producers as spring planting approaches.  Nonetheless, relatively steady farmland values continue to be a bright spot. But a recent update from the Federal Reserve Bank […]

Farmers Can Now Manage USDA Farm Loans Online

🕔Apr 10, 2019Do you have farm loans through USDA? If so, USDA’s Farm Service Agency has launched a new feature that enables you to login to view farm loan information, history, and […]

Ag Economy: Pressure on Farm Finances Likely to Continue

🕔Apr 9, 2019A news release yesterday from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “Pressure on farm finances appears likely to continue according to […]

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