Items Tagged with 'farm lending'


Ag Lending Update: Ag Banks Trim Farm Lending

Farm loans outstanding at commercial banks declined in the third quarter and non-performing loans edged slightly higher. Reduced lending at agricultural banks contributed most significantly to the further decline in outstanding loan balances.
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Are Farmers Becoming Less Brand Loyal?

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week's episode we look at the preliminary results of Farm Equipment and Ag Equipment Intelligence's latest Brand Loyalty Study. Also in this episode, dealers adjust their sales forecast for 2020 and Dealer Optimism takes a huge hit in March. Rocky Mountain Dealerships reported a decline in first quarter earnings and the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank says farm lending slowed in the first quarter. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka discusses some non ag opportunities for precision services.
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KC Fed: Farm Lending Activity Slowed in the First Quarter

Prior to the emergence of global economic developments related to COVID-19, growth in farm lending continued to show signs of slowing. While the volume of operating loans in the first quarter of 2020 increased slightly from a year ago, overall demand for non-real estate loans declined.
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On the Record

How Real is the Potential in the Hemp Market?

The latest episode of On the Record is now available! In this week’s episode we look at the emerging hemp industry and what it could mean for the farm machinery business. In the Technology Corner, Jack Zemlicka shares some insights on how ag start-ups, particularly on the software side, could offer some lucrative opportunities for dealers. We also discuss tractor and combine sales first half of the year for and what we might expect the second half of the year. Also in this episode, dealers and manufacturers say hay and forage equipment sales have seen a nice pick up recently, and we discuss the moderate increases in non-real estate farm lending.
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