Federal Reserve: Observations on the Ag Economy

🕔Jan 19, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its January 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Midwest Ag Economy – Overview of Fed Reserve Ag Credit Surveys

🕔Aug 11, 2017On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City each released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the second quarter of […]

Farm Economy: Federal Reserve Ag Surveys Provide Updated Look

🕔May 15, 2017On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City each released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the first quarter of […]

Farm Loans: How Good Are Bankers Predictions of Future Loan Demand?

🕔May 5, 2016Farmers rely on external debt capital to finance their capital base, to conduct marketing and production activities, and to provide a valuable source of liquidity in responding to risks. As […]

Upper Midwest Farmland Values Down 3% in 2015

🕔Feb 12, 2016Summary Farmland values in the Seventh Federal Reserve District experienced an annual decrease of 3 percent for 2015, matching the yearly decline for 2014. Furthermore, “good” farmland values in the […]

Chicago Fed: Farm income’s Impact on the Midwest Economy

🕔Feb 5, 2015While farm income has long been an important driver of midwestern economic activity, the influence of the agricultural sector had been waning until the boom in crop prices of 2004-13. […]

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