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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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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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