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Monthly Leasing and Finance Index Drops 7% in April

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Monthly Leasing and Finance Index (MLFI-25), which reports economic activity from 25 companies representing a cross section of the $900 billion equipment finance sector, showed their overall new business volume for April was $8.2 billion, down 7% year-over-year from new business volume in April 2019.
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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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Chicago Fed: 1Q20 Ag Credit Conditions Decline; Farmland Values Up 1%

“With the prices of most farm products dropping as the quarter ended, it’s not much of a surprise that key measures of [Seventh] District agricultural credit conditions deteriorated during the first quarter of 2020,” said David Oppedahl, senior business economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in the May 2020 Ag Letter.
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Canadian Farmland Values Increased 5.2% in 2019

According to the latest Farm Credit Canada (FCC) Farmland Values Report, the average value of Canadian farmland increased 5.2% in 2019, tying 2010 for the smallest increase over the past decade. This increase followed gains of 6.6% in 2018 and 8.4% in 2017.
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