Kansas City Fed: Stable Land Values Offsetting Low Commodity Values

🕔Feb 15, 2018Farm real estate markets in the Tenth District remained relatively stable in the fourth quarter of 2017. The district covers Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, and portions of western Missouri and […]

Farm Business: Ag Loans Up as Interest Rates Rise – Fed Reserve Kansas City

🕔Feb 2, 2018Lending at agricultural banks increased sharply in the fourth quarter, after appearing to stabilize in previous quarters. Large loans drove the increase in farm lending, which may heighten concerns about […]

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 […]

Kansas City Fed: Robust Corn, Soybean Production Make Exports Increasingly Important

🕔Jan 17, 2018Cortney Cowley, an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, indicated in an update last week (“As Winter Looms, Key Risks Keep Ag Outlook Cool“) that, “Following steep declines for […]

Federal Reserve: Farm Income Stabilizing but Trade Questions Remain

🕔Jan 11, 2018The outlook for agriculture remains downbeat but is beginning to show signs of stabilization. Despite aggregate measures of farm income being significantly lower than in previous years, the farm income […]

Farm Income: Slowly Decreasing but Appearing to Stabilize – Kansas City Fed

🕔Nov 10, 2017The farm economy in the Tenth District continued to show signs of stabilizing in the third quarter of 2017, even as financial stress continued to build and income continued to […]

Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

🕔Oct 20, 2017Lending at agricultural banks appeared to stabilize in the third quarter of 2017, but risks in the sector have remained alongside a persistently weak agricultural economy. After declining in the […]

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 Softens Further, But Shows Signs of Stabilizing – Fed Reserve

🕔Aug 10, 2017A prolonged downturn in the agricultural economy continued in the second quarter of 2017, but recent data suggest conditions in the farm sector may be stabilizing. Although farm income and […]

Farm Lending Variables – Updated Analysis From the Kansas City Fed

🕔Jul 18, 2017On Friday, Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, penned an update titled, “Farm Lending Steady, but Risks Remain,” which noted that, “Agricultural lending at commercial […]

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