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Farm Financial Stress Has Producers Concerned About Future

Producer sentiment weakened slightly in late winter, according to the March Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading. The barometer declined 3 points to a reading of 133, down from 136 in February.

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Half of Rural Supply Managers Reporting Negative Impact of Flooding

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Almost Two-Thirds of Banks Are Raising Farm Loan Collateral Requirements

The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index for February fell but remained above growth neutral, according to the monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy.

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Does Your Farm Need to Expand?

By Michael Langemeier and Michael Boehlje

Even in today’s environment of tight margins, many farms are exploring expansion options. When considering these options, it is important to evaluate how farm growth impacts the farm’s strategy or strategic direction.

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Trade Uncertainties Lie Heavy Over ABA Ag Bankers Conference

By Alaina Webster

As snow flurries swirled outside Omaha’s CHI Health Center, talk of tariffs and trade wars swirled among the presenters and attendees gathered in Nebraska for the American Bankers Association’s National Agricultural Bankers Conference.

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