Ag Banks Make Adjustments – Kansas City Fed

🕔May 6, 2019An update last month from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Ag Banks Make Adjustments as Lending Remains Elevated,” by Cortney Cowley and Ty Kreitman) stated that, “According to the National Survey […]

Ag Lending: Farmland Loans Half of Total Ag Debt

🕔Apr 30, 2019Last week, the American Bankers Association (ABA) released its annual Farm Bank Performance Report.  Today’s update includes several highlights from the ABA update. The ABA report indicated that, “The U.S. […]

Cotton: USDA Announces 2019 Loan Rate Differentials

🕔Apr 16, 2019USDA’s Commodity Credit Corporation today announced the 2019-crop loan rate differentials for upland and extra-long staple cotton. The differentials, also referred to as loan rate premiums and discounts, have been […]

USDA Farm Loans – Higher Limits Now Available

🕔Apr 12, 2019Higher limits are now available for borrowers interested in USDA’s farm loans, which help agricultural producers purchase farms or cover operating expenses. The 2018 Farm Bill increased the amount that […]

Farmers Can Now Manage USDA Farm Loans Online

🕔Apr 10, 2019Do you have farm loans through USDA? If so, USDA’s Farm Service Agency has launched a new feature that enables you to login to view farm loan information, history, and […]

MetLife Reaches Record $5Bln of Global Ag Mortgage Production

🕔Mar 29, 2019MetLife Investment Management (MIM), MetLife, Inc.’s institutional asset management business, announced today that it originated $5.0 billion in global agricultural loans in 2018, a 72.4% increase over the prior year, […]

Ag Economy: Feb. Observations from the Fed Reserve Beige Book

🕔Mar 12, 2019On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its February 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Farmland Values Lower; Interest Rates Rising – Federal Reserve

🕔Feb 19, 2019Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the fourth quarter of 2018. Today’s […]

Farmland Values Stable For Now but Risks Linger – KC Fed Reserve

🕔Feb 15, 2019Farmland values in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District held steady in the fourth quarter of 2018 despite risks to ongoing stability. While demand for farmland remained relatively strong across the […]

Ag Lenders to Politicians: Farmers Need Govt. Up and Running ASAP – DTN

🕔Jan 18, 2019CEOs of the three Farm Credit banks and the Farm Credit Council on Wednesday called on Congress and the Trump administration to reopen the government so that farmers can get […]

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