Ag Economy: Widespread Weakening Conditions – Federal Reserve

🕔Jun 19, 2019Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Farmer Sentiment Collapsing, Financial Conditions Continue Decline – Ag Barometer

🕔Jun 4, 2019The Ag Economy Barometer, an agricultural producer sentiment measure based upon a nationwide mid-month survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers, dropped again in May. The May barometer reading of 101 […]

U.S. Cropland Appreciated Faster than Pastureland Post-Recession

🕔May 24, 2019Farmland plays a unique and important role in agriculture. Farm real estate (including land and the structures on it) accounts for over 80 percent of farm-sector assets.  Farm real estate […]

Farmland Values: Decline on the Horizon? – Fed Reserve

🕔May 10, 2019In 2018, the spread between returns to farmland owners and benchmark interest rates narrowed to its lowest level in more than a decade in the Tenth Federal Reserve District. At […]

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 Economy: Farmland Values Steady; Potential for Declines Exist

🕔Apr 16, 2019Recent news items from the Corn Belt point to several economic challenges facing producers as spring planting approaches.  Nonetheless, relatively steady farmland values continue to be a bright spot. But a recent update from the Federal Reserve Bank […]

Farmland Values and Debt: Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska

🕔Mar 25, 2019Today’s update looks briefly at how relatively steady farmland values are impacting farm financial variables, and then discusses recent developments relating to farmland values in Illinois, Iowa and Nebraska. Background At USDA’s annual Agricultural Outlook […]

Nebraska: Average Ag Land Values Drop 3% from a Year Ago

🕔Mar 22, 2019The market value of agricultural land in Nebraska declined by 3% over the prior year to an average of $2,650 per acre, according to the 2019 Nebraska Farm Real Estate […]

Farm Crisis? It Depends On Who You Ask, Who You Are – DTN

🕔Mar 21, 2019Iowa attorney Joe Peiffer spent the latter half of February helping some of his clients try to restructure debt and get operating loans for 2019 after these farmers found out […]

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 […]

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