More Than Just Mortgages: Interest Rate Hikes Affect Farming Too Aug 25, 2023

    🕔Aug 25, 2023
    LITTLE ROCK — Expect one more interest rate hike before the end of the year, says Ryan Loy, extension economist for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. In […]

    What Do Interest Rate Increases, Bank Downgrades Mean for Farmers? Aug 14, 2023

    🕔Aug 14, 2023
    Three recent headlines from the financial world have farmers asking how those events could affect their lending situation. At the end of July, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates to […]

    Higher Interest Rates Cool Farm Lending Aug 4, 2023

    🕔Aug 4, 2023
    In a new report from the KC Federal Reserve Bank, the first half of 2023 saw farm lending activity at commercial banks slow. For the second quarter in a row, […]

    Farmers Seize Market Opportunities but Concerned about Rising Interest Rates Aug 3, 2023

    🕔Aug 3, 2023
    Farmer optimism inched slightly higher in July, according to the latest Ag Economy Barometer from Purdue University and the CME group, released August 1. “It’s just a couple of points […]

    Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged for Now, Farmers Deal with Interest Costs That Have Doubled in a Year Jun 14, 2023

    🕔Jun 14, 2023
    The Federal Reserve announced its decision to keep interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, while also signaling two more rate hikes are likely yet this year. As the U.S. central bank […]

    Ag Credit Tightens with Rising Interest Rates and Following Bank Collapses Apr 10, 2023

    🕔Apr 10, 2023
    Farmers are managing through higher interest rates as they move into the spring planting season.   However, the price to borrow money for rent or inputs to plant the new crop […]

    Inflation and Agricultural Interest Rates Apr 4, 2023

    🕔Apr 4, 2023
    Interest rates on agricultural loans have increased as the Federal Reserve Bank (FED) has raised rates to combat increased inflation. Given different inflation rate scenarios, we present scenarios of possible […]

    A Non-Decreasing Interest Rate Environment and Agriculture Jan 4, 2023

    🕔Jan 4, 2023
    Interest rates increased in 2022 and likely will continue to increase in 2023. As a result, interest rates are higher than from 2008 to 2021. Rising interest rates will have […]

    New WOTUS Rule Complicates Water Regulations for Farmers Jan 4, 2023

    🕔Jan 4, 2023
    WASHINGTON, DC – On December 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers took the next step towards revising the definition of Waters of the […]

    Rising Cost of Credit Impacting Farmers Nov 28, 2022

    🕔Nov 28, 2022
    Earlier this week, Reuters writers P.j. Huffstutter and Bianca Flowers reported that, “Montana farmer Sarah Degn had big plans to invest the healthy profits she gleaned for her soybeans and wheat this year into upgrading her […]


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