Ag’s Booster Shot

Ag’s Booster Shot

Tom Vilsack is making his voice heard loud and clear: No ag sector left behind. The USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative is coming through for producers and businesses that were left out of previous Coronavirus aid. The ag industries that will benefit...
Ag Sentiment Takes A Nosedive

Ag Sentiment Takes A Nosedive

No other way to say it; farmers are frustrated. May’s Ag Economy Barometer plummeted 20 points as pessimistic producers weighed current and future farm economic conditions. Just 27% of surveyed growers expect ‘good times’ for U.S. ag in the next five years – the...
Farm Lending in Slo-Mo Mode

Farm Lending in Slo-Mo Mode

Talk to just about anyone connected to the ag industry today and you will see their face light up when the conversation inevitably turns to commodity prices. After all, higher commodity prices are good for everyone… Minus one audience: bankers. Farm lending has been...
Running the Numbers

Running the Numbers

Honey, I shrunk the…corn pile. Last Friday’s WASDE report for the month of April projected U.S. corn supplies or carryover to be lower than expected, which drove futures for the grain to prices not seen in eight years. So are they hiding it under a bushel basket...