Kansas City Fed: “Pullback” in New Farm Loans Continues Feb 2, 2021

🕔Feb 2, 2021
A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Ag Lending Update: Fewer New Loans to Farmers,” by Ty Kreitman and Cortney Cowley) stated that, “Lending activity at commercial banks continued to slow in […]

USDA Temporarily Suspends Debt Collections, Foreclosures for Distressed Borrowers Jan 27, 2021

🕔Jan 27, 2021
Due to the national public health emergency caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced the temporary suspension of past-due debt collections and foreclosures for […]

USDA Lending Rates Unchanged from Nov. Dec 1, 2020

🕔Dec 1, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for December 2020, which are effective December 1-December 31, 2020. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for […]

Kansas City Fed: Farm Lending Remained Muted in 3rd Quarter Oct 30, 2020

🕔Oct 30, 2020
In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Ag Lending Update: Fewer Loans Issued to Farmers Limit Lending Activity“), Cortney Cowley and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Farm lending remained […]

USDA Offers Annual Installment Deferral Option for Farm Storage Facility Loan Borrowers Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
To assist Farm Storage Facility Loan (FSFL) borrowers experiencing financial hardship from the pandemic and other challenges in production agriculture, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is offering a one-time annual […]

Ag Economy: More Signals for COVID-19 Aid – DTN Jul 21, 2020

🕔Jul 21, 2020
Farm delinquency rates went up and agricultural lending slowed during the height of the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, two economists for the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank detailed in an analysis […]

USDA Lending Rates Unchanged from May Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for June 2020, which are effective June 1-June 30, 2020. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for June is 0.125 percent, […]

FSA Reminder of Ongoing Disaster Assistance Program Signup May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
The USDA has started making payments through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program – Plus (WHIP+) to agricultural producers who suffered eligible losses because of drought or excess moisture in […]

USDA Lending Rates Decline from April May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced interest rates for May 2020, which are effective May 1-May 31, 2020. The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for […]

Farm Loans – With Interest Rate Cut, Consider Refinancing And Consolidating Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
The rush to safer investments amid the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the 10-year Treasury rate down by about a percent over the past few months, providing farmers and ranchers with […]

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