Ag Economy: Trade Continues to Hurt Farmers; Direct Payments to Increase

🕔Sep 11, 2019Last week, the Federal Reserve Board released its August 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

Rosy Farm Income Projections – Explanations?

🕔Sep 3, 2019Rosey Farm Income Projections – Explanations? The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Friday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to increase $4.0 billion […]

Webinar: ARC/PLC, 2019 Grain Farm Income, 2020 Cash Rent Update – Aug. 30

🕔Aug 27, 2019Farmers soon begin be able to make the commodity program choice between Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Details and tools for the ARC/PLC decision will presented […]

Farm Economy Weak 2Q – Crop Prices, MFP Help – KC Fed

🕔Aug 9, 2019The Tenth District farm economy remained weak in the second quarter of 2019, but farm income and credit conditions showed some signs of stabilizing. Despite extreme weather and flooding in […]

Ag Economy: Loan Delinquency, Bankruptcy Filings on the Rise

🕔Aug 6, 2019Recent news items have highlighted variables associated with the agricultural economy, including: loan repayment rates, debt levels, bankruptcy filings and agricultural production expenses.  Today’s update includes a brief recap of […]

Ag Lending on the Rise; Farmland Values Relatively Steady – Kansas City Fed

🕔Jul 23, 2019Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman indicated in a recent update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Large Loans Drive Further Increases in Farm Lending“) that, “Growth in the […]

Weather-Based Price Premiums Will Be Limited Help – Commentary

🕔Jul 18, 2019We want to examine some of the financial issues facing farmers in a year with widespread flooding, fields that won’t dry out, and prevented planting, all taking place in the […]

Stable Ag Land Values Settle Farm Balance Sheets, For Now

🕔Jun 21, 2019Financial Times writers Gregory Meyer and Robert Armstrong reported earlier this month that, “Despite a half-decade of falling grain prices, Midwestern farmland has held much of its value, and has […]

Ag Economy: Widespread Weakening Conditions – Federal Reserve

🕔Jun 19, 2019Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

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 […]

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