Ag Economy: Lower Income, Increased Lending, Rising Interest Rates – Kansas City Fed

🕔Jan 22, 2019Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman indicated in a recent update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“As Rates Tick Up, Growth in Operating Loans Boosts Farm Lending“) that, “Rounding out a […]

Ag Economy: Fed Reserve Reports Loan Repayment Decline

🕔Jan 4, 2019An update this week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, as well as a short paper last month from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, provide insight into portions […]

Kansas City Fed: Large-Scale Financing Drives Ag Lending Activity Higher

🕔Oct 23, 2018Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman indicated in a recent update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Large-Scale Financing Drives Ag Lending Activity Higher“) that, “Alongside persistently low agricultural commodity […]

Minnesota: Free Farm Financial Counseling Available

🕔Oct 10, 2018One-to-one financial counseling for Minnesota farmers experiencing serious financial distress is available from University of Minnesota Extension. A team of farm financial analysts has been pulled together to provide free […]

Farm Economy: Land Values, Ag Credit, Lending, and Income

🕔Apr 3, 2018On Monday, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its quarterly Agricultural Credit Survey.  Also on Monday, the American Bankers Association highlighted several 2017 farm lending variables in its annual Farm […]

Corn Belt: ‘Breakeven’ in a Tough Environment

🕔Oct 26, 2017An article on the front page of Saturday’s Des Moines Register explored issues associated with corn and soybean production, prices, and farm profitability in Iowa.   Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve […]

Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

🕔Oct 20, 2017Lending at agricultural banks appeared to stabilize in the third quarter of 2017, but risks in the sector have remained alongside a persistently weak agricultural economy. After declining in the […]

Farm Lending Variables – Updated Analysis From the Kansas City Fed

🕔Jul 18, 2017On Friday, Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, penned an update titled, “Farm Lending Steady, but Risks Remain,” which noted that, “Agricultural lending at commercial […]

Farm Policy: U.S. Ag Economy – Kansas City Fed Reports; Ag Export Competitiveness

🕔Apr 24, 2017The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released two interesting reports this month that provide timely insights into the U.S. agricultural economy.  The first report took a closer look at […]

Farm Policy: A Look at Economic Variables – Lending, Production Costs and More

🕔Feb 7, 2017A complex mix of agricultural economic variables help form the basis of what farmers and ranchers consider essential policy priorities.  As Farm Bill conversations have already begun, today’s update looks […]

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