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Producers More Optimistic About Farmland Values

It wasn’t good news this summer to see ag producers’ pessimism when asked what they thought the future had in store for the value of their land. But it appears that within the last month or two they have become more optimistic about the future of their land values.
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Why U.S. Ag Sector is Sluggish Even as Overall Economy is Strong

Nathan Kauffman, vice president and Omaha Branch executive with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, says this is due to a number of reasons such as the gradual deterioration of ag credit conditions, intensifying trade disputes and low commodity prices. Kauffman dove deep into the numbers during a webinar presentation, hosted by Ag Equipment Intelligence. Kaufmann shared some key economic indicators for both the ag economy and the broader U.S. economy. The period of 2007-13 was definitely an economic low point for the aggregate economy, as consumer spending and the Federal Funds Rate (the interest rate banks lend to each other, as set by the Federal Reserve) declined during that period.
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Dallas Fed: 3Q18 is 12th Consecutive Quarter for Declining Ag Loan Demand

According to the recent quarterly agricultural credit conditions survey, a net 7.2% of respondents reported demand for non-real estate farm loans decreased in the third quarter relative to the same time period last year. Specifically, 18.9% of respondents reported a decrease in loan demand and 11.7% said demand had increased during the quarter. Farm machinery loans were among the types of loans that saw the biggest decreases in volume for the third quarter, with a net 16.5% of bankers reporting decreases.
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