A new vision for agricultural policy
After six decades of evolution, U.S. agricultural policy may be about to enter a revolution. Ever since farm programs were created in the 1930s, farm policy has generally evolved along predictable lines. To be sure, over the past decade policy has tended to move in a market direction, but the goals and policy instruments remain amazingly akin to those put in place during the Great Depression. Now, federal fiscal discipline may cause the nation to rethink an antiquated farm policy and replace it with a much leaner, more targeted policy to answer the nation's food needs for the next century.> ...
The balance sheet of agriculture, 1955
Agriculture banks are outperforming their peers, but how long will it last?
With soaring commodity prices and farmland values in recent years, banks with an agricultural focus (where at least 25 percent of total loans are production and farmland loans) have outperformed their community bank peers. Find out what risks agriculture banks may face.
Agricultural supply and price developments
Bank financing of agriculture
The balance sheet of agriculture, 1952
Capital expenditures by farmers
Agricultural finances weaken
An overview of the financial stress in agriculture