Ag Economy: Steady Farmland Values Help Insulate Struggling Ag Sector

🕔Oct 4, 2018Suzanne Jenkins, a senior policy analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, and Nathan Kauffman, vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, indicated in a […]

Farm Economy Dip – Soy and Corn Prices – KC Ag Credit Survey

🕔Aug 10, 2018The farm economy in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District dipped in the second quarter of 2018 alongside a sharp drop in the prices of key agricultural commodities. Agricultural credit conditions […]

Farm Lending: Kansas City Fed – Livestock Loans Increased

🕔Jul 25, 2018An update on Friday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Large Loans for Livestock Drive Uptick in Farm Lending,” by Cortney Cowley and Ty Kreitman) stated that, “Farm lending activity increased […]

Fed Reserve Beige Book: Commodity Prices Down, Expect Lower Farm Profits

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

Ag Economy: Land Values and Farm Income Considerations

🕔Jul 3, 2018Today’s update looks briefly at recent reports from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln that shed light on trends in farmland values.  Also, […]

Interest Rates in 30-Year Perspective: The Case of U.S. 10-Year Treasury Rates

🕔Jun 27, 2018On Wednesday, June 13, 2018, the Federal Reserve increased the Federal funds rate for the 2nd time in 2018 and 7th time since December 2015.  It also signaled that 2 more hikes […]

Farm Policy: Fed Reserve Ag Economy – More Loans, Higher Interest

🕔Jun 1, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its May 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Decline in Farm Income Slows but Persists – Fed Reserve Bank, Kansas City

🕔May 18, 2018Farm income and credit conditions continued to weaken in the first quarter of 2018, but at a slower pace than in previous quarters. According to the Tenth District Survey of […]

Farm Loan Interest Rates Edge Higher – Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

🕔May 8, 2018Section A: First Quarter Survey of Terms of Lending to Farmers Interest rates on most types of farm loans continued to increase in the first quarter. Following modest increases in […]

Ag Economy: Farm Loan Interest Rates Increase, Pressure on Farm Operators

🕔May 8, 2018Late last month, Bloomberg writer Alan Bjerga reported that, “American farmers have managed to stay afloat despite years of shrinking crop values, the lowest incomes since the recession and a budding trade war with China. Now, […]

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