Articles Tagged with ''commodity prices''

August 2019 Tractor & Combine Sales Analysis

2019 is developing into a very unique year for equipment sales. For the past several decades the under 40 horsepower class of tractors represented more than 50% of the total tractors sold in the U.S. In 2019, we expect this class of tractors will represent between 62-65% of the total tractors sold as sales for the larger tractors slide even more.
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‘Weather Trumps Trade:’ Analyst Sees Shift in U.S. Ag with Rising Corn Prices

A rapid, meaningful shift is occurring in U.S. ag as extreme weather overshadows the Trade War. Corn has rallied sharply breaking out of a 5 year range as persistent wetness has raised supply concerns. Prices seem poised to move higher; this helps farm economics which should drive equipment demand (equipment buys reduce farmer tax liability, replacement demand is already present).
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WASDE: 2019-20 Crop Receipts Expected to Drop 6%

USDA’s May World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) crop report introduced an initial 2019-20 crop year production forecast. It implies cash crop receipts across corn, soybean and wheat could decline 6% this year following 1% growth in the 2018-19 crop year.
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Minneapolis Fed: Farm Balance Sheets ‘Increasingly Stressed;’ Bankruptcies on the Rise

Low crop and livestock prices also bleeding through to ag bank loans
Feedback from farmers, agricultural lenders, suppliers, and other interests in the ag sector, gathered informally by the Minneapolis Fed over the past year or so in meetings and other venues, has suggested that farm balance sheets are increasingly stressed.
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