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 […]

Farm Banks Lending Up 13.6% in 2014 – Total Farm Loans $94.6B – Regional Report

🕔Mar 18, 2015Farm banks significantly increased agricultural lending by 13.6 percent in 2014 and held $94.6 billion in farm loans at the end of the year, according to the American Bankers Association’s […]

Ag Lenders’ Sentiment – Latest National Survey From K-State – (Audio)

🕔Jan 28, 2015Kansas State agricultural economist Brian Briggeman provides an overview of the university’s latest Agricultural Lenders Survey, which polls agricultural financial institutions nationwide on trends in farm loan volumes, interest rates, […]

Keith Good: Water Policy Issues Challenge California Almond Industry

🕔Dec 29, 2014Drought- Water Policy Issues- California Felicity Barringer reported in yesterday’s New York Times that, “California’s almond orchards have been thriving over the past decade and now provide an $11 billion annual […]

Keith Good: Farm Incomes, Capital Spending Show Decline in 2nd Quarter

🕔Aug 26, 2014Agricultural Economy An update yesterday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis stated that, “Farm incomes fell from April through June, according to results of the Minneapolis Fed’s second-quarter (July) agricultural credit conditions […]

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