Corn: Higher Costs Tip Break-Even Balance – DTN Jan 3, 2022

    🕔Jan 3, 2022
    Last summer, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s top agriculture economist Nathan Kauffman said something that now seems prescient. While fertilizer prices were higher then, it was mostly because […]

    Corn Market: Strong Prices Come at a Cost – DTN Sep 3, 2021

    🕔Sep 3, 2021
    Six-dollar corn is expensive to grow. The University of Illinois projects corn farmers’ non-land costs will climb by $70 per acre next year, leaving a much thinner profit outlook than […]

    Corn, Soybeans: Prices Highest Since Ethanol Boom – Looking at Market Factors – DTN Jul 3, 2021

    🕔Jul 3, 2021
    After seven years of low to nonexistent profit margins, first-generation Kentucky farmer Ryan Bivens is looking forward to better revenue. However, he worries rising input costs will eat away at […]

    Farmland Values Strengthen According to Federal Reserve – DTN Feb 16, 2021

    🕔Feb 16, 2021
    Federal Reserve system banks — covering a swath of the country stretching from Montana to Indiana — report strengthening land values and improving credit conditions, although the Kansas City and […]

    Eroding Farmer Liquidity Concerns Ag Lenders – DTN Nov 19, 2019

    🕔Nov 19, 2019
    A majority of farms remain profitable. However, their profit margins are smaller than in recent years, and bankers are growing more concerned about their customers’ liquidity. According to a survey […]

    Farmland Values: Decline on the Horizon? – Fed Reserve May 10, 2019

    🕔May 10, 2019
    In 2018, the spread between returns to farmland owners and benchmark interest rates narrowed to its lowest level in more than a decade in the Tenth Federal Reserve District. At […]

    Farm Economy Dip – Soy and Corn Prices – KC Ag Credit Survey Aug 10, 2018

    🕔Aug 10, 2018
    The farm economy in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District dipped in the second quarter of 2018 alongside a sharp drop in the prices of key agricultural commodities. Agricultural credit conditions […]

    Farm Loan Interest Rates Edge Higher – Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City May 8, 2018

    🕔May 8, 2018
    Section A: First Quarter Survey of Terms of Lending to Farmers Interest rates on most types of farm loans continued to increase in the first quarter. Following modest increases in […]

    Farm Income: Slowly Decreasing but Appearing to Stabilize – Kansas City Fed Nov 10, 2017

    🕔Nov 10, 2017
    The farm economy in the Tenth District continued to show signs of stabilizing in the third quarter of 2017, even as financial stress continued to build and income continued to […]

    Farm Economy Still Struggling, Says Federal Reserve – DTN Aug 28, 2017

    🕔Aug 28, 2017
    The U.S. and global economies are stronger, but the sluggish farm economy is starting to draw a little more attention from the Federal Reserve. Nathan Kauffman, an assistant vice president […]


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