Ag Economy Strong in 1st Half of Fiscal Year – Kansas City Fed Sep 21, 2021

🕔Sep 21, 2021
In an update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City earlier this month (“Financing of Ag Production Loans Eases Further”), Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Farm debt at commercial banks continued […]

Kansas City Fed – Strong Outlook for Farm Sector, Business Groups Seek to Restart U.S.-China Talks Aug 10, 2021

🕔Aug 10, 2021
An update yesterday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“kcFED Ag Bulletin“) stated that, “Agricultural commodity prices surged in the second quarter amid further increases in economic activity […]

Kansas City Fed: Outlook for Ag Economy in 2021 Remains Strong Jul 27, 2021

🕔Jul 27, 2021
In an update late last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Interest Rates for Operating Loans Rise Slightly From All-Time Lows“), Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman pointed out that, “Interest rates […]

Farm Debt Declines, Loan Performance Improves – Kansas City Fed Jul 2, 2021

🕔Jul 2, 2021
Last week, Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, penned an update titled, “Farm Debt Declines Further and Credit Stress Eases,” which noted that, “Agricultural debt at commercial […]

Drought Risk to the Ag Sector – Federal Reserve Dec 9, 2020

🕔Dec 9, 2020
Drought is a perennial and long-term risk that can negatively affect the farm economy through lower yields, loss of crops, reduced farm revenues, and lower sales for farm suppliers. As […]

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 […]

Ag Economy: Farmers Face Increasing Financial Pressure from COVID-19 – DTN Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
As agriculture continues to grapple with the fallout from the COVID-19 economic shutdown, recent reports suggest the industry will see financial pressure for the remainder of 2020. The number of […]

Ag Credit: Conditions Remained Weak in 2019 4th Quarter – Federal Reserve Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and Kansas City released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the fourth quarter of 2019.  And earlier this […]

Stronger Farmland Values Support Farm Economy Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
Strength in farm real estate markets provided support to the agricultural sector amid ongoing financial challenges. According to the Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions, nonirrigated cropland values and […]

Farm Lending Declines For 2nd Quarter – Kansas City Fed Jan 22, 2020

🕔Jan 22, 2020
In an update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Farm Lending Declines at End of 2019“), Nathan Kauffman stated that, “The volume of agricultural lending at commercial banks […]

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