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Farmers’ 2020 Bottom Line Padded by Highest Federal Aid Ever

Overall, U.S. farmers are expected to end up in the black for 2020, largely due to government payments aimed at lessening the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to USDA economists, net farm income (NFI) is forecast to increase $18.3 billion (up 21.7%) from 2019 to nearly $103 billion in the current cropping year.
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Pandemic Adds Pressure to Farm Finances in 2Q20

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continued to pressure the agricultural economy and weighed on farm finances in the Tenth District. Farm income declined in the second quarter at the quickest pace since 2016, and weaknesses in both income and borrower liquidity were expected to carry into the coming months.
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KC Fed Ag Credit Survey: Initial Impact of COVID-19 Showing Up

Agricultural credit conditions in the Kansas City Fed’s Tenth District deteriorated at a slightly faster pace at the onset of developments related to COVID-19. The survey for the first quarter of 2020, distributed in mid-March, indicated a larger decline in farm income and loan repayment rates than in recent quarters.
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