Ag Economy: Observations from the Federal Reserve Beige Book – Feb. Mar 11, 2020

🕔Mar 11, 2020
Last week, the Federal Reserve Board released its February 2020 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

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 […]

Value-Added Trade Vs. Gross Trade – A Different Ballgame Feb 18, 2020

🕔Feb 18, 2020
The rise of globalization has led to increasingly complicated supply chains. Raw materials and intermediate goods now move strategically throughout the world before a final good reaches the consumer. Traditional […]

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 […]

Ag Economy: Jan. Observations from the Fed – Beige Book Jan 21, 2020

🕔Jan 21, 2020
Last week, the Federal Reserve Board released its January 2020 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

Ag Credit Survey: “Overall Weaker Conditions” – Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
Last week, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas released its Agricultural Survey for the Fourth Quarter of 2019. In part, the update stated that, “Bankers responding to the fourth-quarter survey […]

Ag Economy: Conditions Remain Mixed – Beige Book Dec 2, 2019

🕔Dec 2, 2019
Last week, the Federal Reserve Board released its November 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Farmland Values, Farm Incomes Decline – Federal Reserve Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019
Last 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 third quarter of 2019.  And earlier […]

Farm Finances Continue to Weaken, Land Values Stable – Kansas City Fed Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019
Farm credit conditions in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District continued to deteriorate steadily in the third quarter of 2019. Despite a slight increase in the price of some agricultural commodities […]

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