Tag Archives: Farm Economy

USDA’s August forecast for the 2014 farm sector economy is more optimistic than the one issued last February. Forecast net cash income for 2014 has been revised upward, due to improved prospects for the value of both crop and livestock … Continue reading

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Despite late planting in many areas, most fall crops are in good or better condition than last month, and expectations of strong production this year continue to weigh on crop prices. With the correlation of land values to crop prices … Continue reading

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Drought conditions are causing problems in the Southern Plains and Pacific West, and, to a lesser extent, in the Midwest, according to Federal Reserve System contacts. Dry weather, particularly in California and Arizona, has prompted farmers to trim crop plantings … Continue reading

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