Jan 10 - On Nov. 19, 2013, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a conference to explore the key risks faced by agricultural producers and lenders, as well as the risk-management tools available... >>more
Jan 3 - From 2005 to 2011, wheat, corn and soybean futures contracts were affected by growing discrepancies between expiring futures prices and cash prices - a problem known as non-convergence. In... >>more
Jan 2 - U.S. corn exports to Latin America continue to grow. According to the USDA, the Western Hemisphere's accumulated U.S. corn imports are more than 67 million bushels ahead of last year at this... >>more
Dec 20 - Growth for the Rural Mainstreet economy climbed, according to the December survey of bank CEOs in a 10-state area.
Overall: The Rural Mainstreet Index, which ranges... >>more
Dec 12 - U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced a series of sweeping changes to a popular loan program for rural homebuyers. The changes are part of an extensive overhaul... >>more