ABA, Farmer Mac Joint Ag Lender Survey Reveals Top Concerns and Expectations for 2020 Features | 11/12/2019

As the farm economy continues to work through a prolonged downturn, credit quality and the deterioration of agricultural loans remains the top concern for ag lenders, according to the Fall 2019 Agricultural Lender Survey report produced jointly by the American Bankers Association and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, more commonly known as Farmer Mac.

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Why Sustainability?
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According When the topic of sustainability comes up in conversation in cattle circles, it’s common to see heads shaking. It’s not a topic we like to discuss in our industry – primarily because it’s so often raised with bad intentions...

Trump says No Agreement with China on Easing Tariffs Yet
Trump says No Agreement with China on Easing Tariffs Yet Features | 11/12/2019

Late last week, the Chinese government stated that the U.S and China had reached an agreement to begin rolling back tariffs after a phase one trade deal is signed. That statement led to some optimism and a jump upward in...

The value of grass in Nebraska
The value of grass in Nebraska Livestock | 11/12/2019

Nebraska has one of the highest summer pasture rental rates in the nation for cow-calf pairs or stocker/yearlings, on a price-per-pair-per-month or price-per-head basis. Prices remain historically quite strong, although they have moderated after the rapid run-up that occurred after...

Rabobank: China’s Hog Herd Won’t Bounce Back for Five Years
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China’s once giant hog herd is more than half of what it was, down to less than 200 million since...

Land As An Investment
Land As An Investment Opinion | 11/12/2019

Agricultural land in the U.S. totals over 900 million acres and is worth nearly $2.7 trillion dollars. Land is real...

Long-Sought Opening of Brazilian Wheat TRQ Ahead
Long-Sought Opening of Brazilian Wheat TRQ Ahead Crops | 11/12/2019

A significant impediment to U.S. wheat sales to the large Brazilian market is likely to end soon. Brazil’s government has...

Peterson: USMCA Vote Possible this Week or Next
Peterson: USMCA Vote Possible this Week or Next Features | 11/11/2019

The House of Representatives could vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement as early as this week or the next. Farm...

KFS deploys aircraft to support efforts battling Cherry Creek Fire in Cheyenne County
KFS deploys aircraft to support efforts battling Cherry Creek Fire in Cheyenne County Features | 11/11/2019

In support of the firefighting efforts on the Cherry Creek Fire in Cheyenne County, the Kansas Forest Service has deployed...

House Ag Chair Undecided About Another Congressional Run
House Ag Chair Undecided About Another Congressional Run Features | 11/11/2019

Peterson is confident he would win another term if he decides to run.

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