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  1. Top Ag News
    Kansas City Fed-Pandemic Adds Pressure to Farm Finances

    The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continued to pressure the agricultural economy and weighed on farm finances in the Tenth District. Farm […]

    August 14, 2020
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    USDA Extends CFAP deadline

    USDA on Tuesday extended the deadline for applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program until Sept. 11 and added more commodities to […]

    August 12, 2020
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    Farm Bankruptcies, Drought, Derecho, and Land Values-Recent Ag Econ Variables in Focus

    Wall Street Journal writer Jesse Newman reported last week that, “More U.S. farmers are filing for bankruptcy, as federal payments projected to reach record levels […]

    August 12, 2020
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    Cash Rents in 2020 and 2021

    State-level cash rents released last week by the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) indicate 2020 cash rents were virtually unchanged from 2019 […]

    August 12, 2020
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    Congress Considers Extending Loan Relief

    Congress is considering legislation that would include rural businesses and communities initially left out of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security […]

    August 10, 2020
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    Release of 2021 Illinois Crop Budgets

    Planning for the 2021 crop will begin soon with the determination of 2021 cash rents, selection of 2021 seed hybrids and varieties, […]

    August 5, 2020
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    Investment in Ag Tech on Pace to Set Record for the Sector

    The first half of 2020 has been a marked investment period for ag and food tech investment, according to the mid-year findings […]

    July 31, 2020
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    Ad Hoc Payments-A Leading Indicator of Farm Policy Change

    Since 1973, US farm program payments follow a process of moving from one regime or plateau to another, with the move occurring […]

    July 30, 2020
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    GOP Bill Provides $20 Billion for Agriculture, But No Language for Ethanol Aid

    The Republican COVID-19 pandemic aid package announced Tuesday will provide $20.457 billion in “direct funding” to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue that can […]

    July 29, 2020
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    Rural Mainstreet Index Climbs for July

    The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) increased to a weak level from June’s frail reading. According to the monthly survey of […]

    July 28, 2020