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    Farm Real Estate Debt to Hit Record High in 2023

    Farm real estate debt is expected to reach a new record high in 2023. USDA’s Economic Research Service shows debt tied to […]

    May 5, 2023
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    Ag Economy Strong in 2022 Despite Headwinds, Uncertainty

    While farmland values continue to soar, more data shows that profitability is shrinking upon tighter margins. However, according to quarterly reports from […]

    August 17, 2022
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    Three Economic Movers to Keep an Eye On this Summer

    Several global and domestic factors will continue to impact the farm economy throughout the growing season. The three major economic movers producers […]

    April 26, 2022
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    Tips for Managing Profit Amidst Soaring Inflation

    Recent data from the month of February showed U.S. inflation jumped to a 7.9% annual rate – 40-year high. While inflation can […]

    April 12, 2022
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    Eight Data Points to Consider for 2022 Ag Economic Baseline

    The 2022 U.S. Baseline Outlook report by the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) says farm commodity prices, production costs and […]

    March 28, 2022
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    Rural Mainstreet Index Indicates Growth for 16th-Straight Month

    The March Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) continues a 16-month spree of healthy and consistent growth for the U.S. rural economy. Released by […]

    March 25, 2022
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    Recent Study Finds High Input Costs Top Concern of U.S. Farmers

    A recent survey of 400 U.S. agricultural producers revealed expectations that financial performance in 2022 will be worse than last year. The […]

    March 4, 2022
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    Volatility Remains in Grain Markets

    The whirlwind that has been the commodity markets continued with more volatility as March contracts go into delivery. While corn and wheat […]

    March 1, 2022
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    Farmers Encouraged to Look at Margin Protection Insurance

    Since USDA’s Risk Management Agency introduced Margin Protection Insurance in 2016, few have taken advantage of the unique benefits the protection offers. […]

    September 27, 2021
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    Rural Farm Equipment Sales at Highest Level Since 2012

    Record-low interest rates, strong grain prices and positive export trends have equated to seven straight months of above-average rural farm growth, according […]

    June 21, 2021