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 […]

Economic Recovery – Inflation Growth Uncertain – DTN May 25, 2021

🕔May 25, 2021
Kansas City Federal Reserve President Esther George said she thinks monetary policymakers will keep interest rates low and will continue buying Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities until there’s more data on […]

Ag Economy: Reduced Demand for Farm Loans in 1st Quarter Apr 27, 2021

🕔Apr 27, 2021
In an update earlier this month from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Farm Lending Remains Muted in Early 2021“), Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman stated that, “Farm loan demand remained muted at […]

Kansas City Fed: “Pullback” in New Farm Loans Continues Feb 2, 2021

🕔Feb 2, 2021
A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Ag Lending Update: Fewer New Loans to Farmers,” by Ty Kreitman and Cortney Cowley) stated that, “Lending activity at commercial banks continued to slow in […]

ADM Exec: China Trade Will Come but When? – DTN Jul 22, 2019

🕔Jul 22, 2019
Archer Daniels Midland Company Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Ray Young said he’s confident the U.S. will come to a trade agreement with China. “The issue is when we’ll […]

Ag Economy: Lower Income, Increased Lending, Rising Interest Rates – Kansas City Fed Jan 22, 2019

🕔Jan 22, 2019
Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman indicated in a recent update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“As Rates Tick Up, Growth in Operating Loans Boosts Farm Lending“) that, “Rounding out a […]

Kansas City Fed: Large-Scale Financing Drives Ag Lending Activity Higher Oct 23, 2018

🕔Oct 23, 2018
Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman indicated in a recent update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City (“Large-Scale Financing Drives Ag Lending Activity Higher“) that, “Alongside persistently low agricultural commodity […]

Trade Tariff Wars – Don’t Expect U.S. Ag to Win – DTN Jul 19, 2018

🕔Jul 19, 2018
Kansas City Federal Reserve president Esther George, a sixth-generation farmer, remembers the 1980s, and comparatively speaking, the economic situation doesn’t look all that bad.   There’s been a lot of farm […]

Farm Business: Rising Interest Rates Impact Profits and Land Values – DTN May 7, 2018

🕔May 7, 2018
The Federal Reserve’s cheap-money policies coincided with a highly profitable time in U.S. agriculture, and many farmers took advantage of rock-bottom interest rates to invest in land.   The picture is […]

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