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 […]

Ag Lenders Expect Financial Stress to Worsen for Farmers, Ranchers

🕔Dec 22, 2016According to a recent study of lenders, financial stress on farmers is expected to continue for some time.  “Our research indicates a continued deterioration in agricultural credit conditions,” said Allen […]

Farm Finances: The High Road, Low Road, or Exit Ramp – Where Are You Going?

🕔Nov 14, 2016If you want a sneak peek at the conversations that will be taking place in lenders’ offices this winter, study actual farm business records from year-end 2015, ag economists are […]

Farm Lending Declines 3Q, Profit Margins Still Weak – Fed. Reserve Kansas City Report

🕔Oct 27, 2016Farm lending at commercial banks declined in the third quarter of 2016, but remained elevated as lenders continued to assess the downturn in the U.S. agricultural economy. The need for […]

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