Illinois: 2020 Farm Income Projections Not Exactly Rosy Jan 2, 2020

🕔Jan 2, 2020
Editor’s Note: This is a presentation summary from the 2019 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 16-20, 2019. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and […]

Texas: 58th Blackland Income Growth Conference, Waco, Jan. 14 Dec 13, 2019

🕔Dec 13, 2019
The Blackland region’s most comprehensive agricultural and food production conference is scheduled for Jan. 14 at the Waco Convention Center, 100 Washington Ave. The event is sponsored by the Texas […]

Trade Aid: How Does the MFP Compare to Past Farm Programs? Dec 6, 2019

🕔Dec 6, 2019
As discussed previously, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) created by the Trump Administration in response to the tariff conflict it initiated is arguably an unprecedented effort and may signal a […]

Farm Income Support: Between a Rock and Hard Place – Commentary Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019
When talking about the seriousness of the downturn in the farm economy since the 2013 peak, most analysts use the USDA’s calculation of net farm income (NFI) (here) as the […]

2019 Farm Sector Income Forecast Updated for Nov. Dec 3, 2019

🕔Dec 3, 2019
The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Wednesday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to increase $8.5 billion (10.2 percent) from 2018 to $92.5 billion in 2019. […]

What Farmers Need – Commentary Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019
With increases in the number of farm bankruptcy proceedings and suicides among farmers it seems like we have been transported back to the 1980s and the farm crisis. It wasn’t […]

Ag Economy Finding New Plateau? – DTN Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019
Jason Henderson, director of Purdue University Extension and former Federal Reserve economist, is tired of talking about the 1980s. “Where we’re at in the ag business cycle, it’s not the […]

Farm Credit Chief: Strong System But Rising Debt Issues – DTN Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019
Though agriculture is experiencing pressures on a number of fronts, the head of the Farm Credit Administration told federal lawmakers on Tuesday the overall credit system remains in good shape. […]

Illinois: Grain Farm Projected Net Incomes for 2019, 2020 Nov 20, 2019

🕔Nov 20, 2019
Due to lower corn and soybean yields, 2019 net farm incomes on Illinois grain farms are projected to decline more than $80,000 per farm from 2018 levels. The low yields […]

Eroding Farmer Liquidity Concerns Ag Lenders – DTN Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019
A majority of farms remain profitable. However, their profit margins are smaller than in recent years, and bankers are growing more concerned about their customers’ liquidity. According to a survey […]

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