Farm Loans – With Interest Rate Cut, Consider Refinancing And Consolidating Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
The rush to safer investments amid the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the 10-year Treasury rate down by about a percent over the past few months, providing farmers and ranchers with […]

Crop Insurance Guarantees Drop – How To Cope In 2020 – DTN Mar 3, 2020

🕔Mar 3, 2020
Spring crop insurance guarantees for corn and soybeans are the lowest since 2016, which means farmers will have less protection against lower prices in their revenue policies in 2020. At […]

Trade Aid: Dependent on Future Exports, Not Prices – DTN Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
There was an important two-letter word in President Donald Trump’s tweet last week suggesting there could be a third round of trade assistance payments. “It said ‘if,'” Agriculture Secretary Sonny […]

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Proposes New Position Limits – DTN Feb 5, 2020

🕔Feb 5, 2020
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is taking another stab at establishing position limits in commodity markets, its fourth such attempt since Congress passed the requirement as part of 2010’s financial […]

Ag Trade: China, U.S. Announce Deal, Waiting on the Details – DTN Dec 17, 2019

🕔Dec 17, 2019
China and the U.S. reached a preliminary agreement on the first phase of a trade deal that includes increased purchases of U.S. agricultural products, although the amount wasn’t specified. The […]

Ag Economy Finding New Plateau? – DTN Nov 26, 2019

🕔Nov 26, 2019
Jason Henderson, director of Purdue University Extension and former Federal Reserve economist, is tired of talking about the 1980s. “Where we’re at in the ag business cycle, it’s not the […]

Eroding Farmer Liquidity Concerns Ag Lenders – DTN Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019
A majority of farms remain profitable. However, their profit margins are smaller than in recent years, and bankers are growing more concerned about their customers’ liquidity. According to a survey […]

Chinese Pork Under Pressure – DTN Dec 5, 2018

🕔Dec 5, 2018
China’s pork industry is in the midst of major structural changes, and the outbreak of African swine fever in the hog herd is creating regional supply and demand imbalances unlike […]

Soybean Damage Widespread: Crop Insurance, Blend Limits, Salvage Markets – DTN Oct 25, 2018

🕔Oct 25, 2018
Kyle Krier is racing the fall weather. After receiving more than 10 inches of rain on his central Kansas farm in October, he finally started cutting soybeans last Friday. More […]

Hurricane: Long Tail of Loss and Loans – DTN Oct 22, 2018

🕔Oct 22, 2018
Farm losses in Georgia following Hurricane Michael last week are going to make it hard for farmers to cover operating loans unless lenders can offer some latitude on payment. Gerald […]

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