Agricultural finances weaken
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.
An overview of the financial stress in agriculture
Sizing up the farm downturn
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 role of R&D in agriculture and related industries: today and tomorrow—a conference summary (special issue)
On September 24, 2007, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a conference that explored the role of research and development in agriculture and related sectors, focusing on policies that promote industry growth and rural development.
An update on the farm economy
Farm loans to finance intermediate-term investments
Bank financing of agriculture
Trends in U.S. agricultural trade