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Farm Investment and Leverage Cycles: Is This Time Different?
May 10 - In a recently released report by Kansas City Fed Economists Jason Henderson and Nathan Kauffman, they review a century of booms and busts in U.S. agriculture and conclude a new bust could be... >>more
USDA Announces Farm Payments Scheduled to Resume
May 9 - The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency Administrator Juan M. Garcia has announced that farm payments, which had been temporarily suspended due to sequestration, were... >>more
Dallas Fed: Ag Loan Demand Declines, Loan Repayments Rise in Q1
May 7 - Bankers responding to a Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas quarterly agriculture survey continued to emphasize the need for rain as a great majority of the Eleventh District remained in drought... >>more
KC Fed: Livestock Loans Raise Farm Lending
May 1 - Commercial banks boosted lending to livestock operators in the first quarter, according to the Federal Reserve System's Agricultural Finance Databook.
The databook states, "According to a... >>more
AFBF: New Legislation Needed to Maintain Movement of Grains
April 30 - New legislation introduced in the House, H.R. 1152, The Mississippi River Navigation Sustainment Act, would maintain the critical movement of goods during periods of extreme weather,... >>more