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 […]

    Kansas City Fed: Farm Real Estate Debt Climbs, But Farm Finances Strong Dec 7, 2022

    🕔Dec 7, 2022
    In a recent update from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, “Farm Debt Climbs but Financial Stress Remains Limited,” Nate Kauffman and Ty Kreitman indicated that, “Farm real estate debt continued to climb and […]

    Why Does Venture Capital Bypass Rural America? – DTN Dec 26, 2019

    🕔Dec 26, 2019
    Rural America is ripe for investment, yet barriers to capital markets, including a fear of venture capital, have led to a gap in financial infrastructure that makes it more difficult […]

    Farm Business: What to Consider Before Co-Signing a Loan Feb 13, 2017

    🕔Feb 13, 2017
    Parents co-signing loans for their children is common in agriculture. This usually happens when the child needs a loan to purchase land, livestock, or farm equipment. Lenders are more willing […]

    Farm Credit System’s $725Mln Loan to Verizon – What Happened? – DTN Aug 19, 2016

    🕔Aug 19, 2016
    Commercial bankers and Congress were all over the news a few months ago criticizing the Farm Credit System for making a $725 million loan to Verizon. In their view, FCS […]

    Farmer Mac Summer Report: Down Cycle is Half Way Through its Course Aug 1, 2016

    🕔Aug 1, 2016
    Farmer Mac’s The Feed is a quarterly economic outlook for current events and market conditions within agriculture. The report is broad-based, covers multiple regions and commodities and incorporates data and […]

    USDA Loans Available for Portable Storage and Equipment Apr 29, 2016

    🕔Apr 29, 2016
    USDA will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Administrator Elanor Starmer […]


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