Midwest: 2019 Weather Woes Could Impact 2020 Planting Nov 13, 2019

🕔Nov 13, 2019Grace Zaplatynsky reported on Friday at the Globe Gazette (Mason City, Iowa) Online that, “This year has not been the greatest year for farmers with the soaked spring and now […]

Ohio Farm Income Expected To Rise – Due To Fed Payments Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019Even during a growing season when 1.5 million fewer acres of soybeans and corn were planted in Ohio, average farm incomes in the state are likely to increase compared to […]

Iowa Farm Income Appears Higher, but Farm Values Decline Sep 25, 2019

🕔Sep 25, 2019The “2018 Iowa Farm Costs and Returns” analysis is now available, and despite a slight increase in net farm income last year, farmers saw another year of tight margins and […]

Ag Economy: Trade Continues to Hurt Farmers; Direct Payments to Increase Sep 11, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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 […]

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