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    Ag Barometer Declines Sharply As Commodity Prices Weaken

    After rising sharply two months in a row, the Ag Economy Barometer weakened significantly in August falling back to a reading of 124, down […]

    September 4, 2019
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    Digging into the Improved Net Farm Income Forecast

    Last week the USDA released its latest estimates of U.S. net farm income. This report left many scratching their heads as the outlook […]

    September 4, 2019
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    2019 Farm Sector Income Forecast, August

    The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Friday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to increase $4.0 billion (4.8 percent) […]

    September 3, 2019
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    Grain Elevators Face Market Volatility Amid Corn Crop Uncertainty

    Grain elevators and end users are navigating heightened market volatility caused by uncertainty over the size of this fall’s corn harvest. After […]

    August 30, 2019
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    New Farm Bankruptcy Law

    As many farmers continue to struggle with high debt and uncertain markets, new attention is focused on remedies for financially distressed farmers. […]

    August 30, 2019
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    Cash Rents Fall, but Enough?

    The second article we wrote on this site was an analysis of cash rental trends.  That was back in 2014 when cash rents had […]

    August 28, 2019
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    What Lenders Are Thinking, Seeing in Today’s Ag Economy

    My summers are often spent teaching three-day or week-long classes to agricultural lenders with varying degrees of experience. The opportunity to interact […]

    August 22, 2019
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    Federal Reserve Ag Credit Surveys-2019 Second Quarter Farm Economy Conditions

    This week, the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis, Kansas City and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the second quarter of 2019.

    August 9, 2019
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    Trucking Along-Where Rural Roads Are and Where They Are Going

    As rural road and bridge conditions decline, further funding is necessary to ensure rural populations can efficiently transport the farm and ranch goods we all rely on while supporting their families and maintaining their quality of life.

    August 7, 2019
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    Bankruptcy Expert-Producers Need to Be Transparent With Bankers

    Farmers facing financial distress are better off not kicking the can down the road, experts on farm finances said during a webinar Tuesday.

    August 1, 2019