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Farmland Values and Credit Conditions

Friday, May 13th, 2016


The New Era of Corn and Soybean Prices Is Still Alive and Kicking

Friday, May 13th, 2016


Farm Lending Activity Remains Robust

Friday, May 13th, 2016


The Farm Safety Net: The Good and Not So Good

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016


Sensitivity Analysis of New Corn and Soybean Pricing Models

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016


April 2016 U.S. Crop Price Update

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016


U.S. Farm Incomes to Drop to Lowest Level Since 2002

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016


Federal forecasters estimate that U.S. farm incomes will fall this year to the lowest level since 2002, reflecting a continued slump in prices for crops and livestock. Net farm income will drop 3% to $54.8 billion from $56.4 billion last year, the Agriculture Department projected Tuesday. It would mark the third consecutive year of falling […]

Farm Loan Volumes Holding at High Levels

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016


Levels of non-real estate farm lending at commercial banks remained high in the fourth quarter of 2015 despite a modest decline from a year earlier. Loans used to finance current operating expenses remained at record levels, while volumes for most other types of non-real estate loans declined slightly. As farm income declined again in 2015, […]

AgLetter, from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016


A quarterly newsletter on agricultural land values and credit conditions, based on data from the Bank’s survey.

Weekly Outlook: Pork Industry – A Little Profit for 2016

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016


The outlook for the pork industry has turned somewhat more optimistic in recent weeks. The sources of that optimism include a $2 to $4 increase in spring and summer lean hog futures prices since the first of the year and slightly lower new-crop soybean meal prices. A bit higher hog prices and a little lower […]


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