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Seeds of change
It's been eight years since genetically modified seeds first came on the market. Farmers have seen some advantages, but certain consumers, particularly those abroad, are still resisting the technology.
AUTHORS: Lesher, Molly
DATE: 2004-04

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Agriculture and the GATT: a time for change
AUTHORS: Henneberry, David; Barkema, Alan; Drabenstott, Mark
DATE: 1989-02

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Agriculture’s Water Economy
In July 2016, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosted a symposium titled ?Agriculture?s Water Economy.? Esther L. George, the Bank?s President and Chief Executive Officer, highlights the symposium?s themes and importance.
AUTHORS: Kansas City, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
DATE: 2016-10

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Agriculture in the former Soviet Union: the long road ahead
AUTHORS: Drabenstott, Mark; Skold, Karl; Barkema, Alan
DATE: 1992-10

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Agriculture's portfolio for an uncertain future: preparing for global warming
AUTHORS: Drabenstott, Mark
DATE: 1992-04

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U.S. agriculture at the crossroads in 1999
Markets for U.S. farm products took a sudden, unexpected turn for the worse in 1998, as supply and demand factors combined to produce a plunge in crop prices. Most parts of the nation had very favorable growing conditions in 1998, resulting in an abundant harvest of the major crops, and pushing prices lower. Likewise, the supply of red meat products in the marketplace soared, as both beef and pork producers boosted production, with pork production hitting a record high. But as supply soared, demand weakened. In particular, the economic crisis in Asia led to a drop in ag exports to many Asian countries. And problems in Asia also contributed to a slowdown in world economic growth more generally, and thus global demand for U.S. farm products slumped.> Lamb reviews the year just past for U.S. agriculture and suggests that, after the gyrations of 1998, the year ahead is one of particular uncertainty. The outlook for farm income depends critically on the role the government will play in the farm sector. If the government grants farmers another round of additional government subsidies, then farm income will likely hold steady. If government subsidies retreat from the high levels of 1998, however, farm income could fall sharply in 1999.
AUTHORS: Lamb, Russell L.
DATE: 1999-01

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Exploring Agriculture's Path to the Long Term
AUTHORS: Kansas City, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
DATE: 2019

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U.S. agriculture : another solid year in 1998?
U.S. agriculture had a very good year in 1997, with profits widely shared among the nation's farmers. While few producers could boast of bell-ringer profits, as they did in 1996, nearly all could claim a good year. The year was especially welcome to the nation's cattle producers, who had struggled through an extended period of losses. The cattle industry rebounded much faster and further than anyone expected. While Mother Nature did bring major flooding to the Northern Plains states in late spring, most parts of the nation had good growing conditions in 1997. The result was an abundant harvest of the major crops and a moderate slide in crop prices. All in all, farm income was strong, but not as strong as the year before, and agriculture's balance sheet was bolstered further by gains in farmland values.> Drabenstott and Lamb review the year just passed for U.S. agriculture and suggest the year ahead will be another solid one, although income will probably slip from 1997 levels. After a big harvest last year, U.S. grain bins are fuller than they have been in three years. Moreover, the turmoil in Asian financial markets is likely to trim export demand for U.S. food and agricultural products in the year ahead. Profits in the livestock industry should continue, but fall somewhat from last year's level. Pork prices, in particular, may be under some downward pressure due to a buildup in pork supplies and a tailing off in export demand. One major wild card in the 1998 outlook is El Nino. While current forecasts suggest little impact on 1998 crop production, much depends on when and how quickly El Nino weather conditions fade. World grain stocks are still small enough that any crop shortfall could send prices sharply higher. Barring a major weather disruption, however, U.S. agriculture appears headed toward a solid year in 1998.
AUTHORS: Lamb, Russell L.; Drabenstott, Mark
DATE: 1998-01

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Competition in Local Agricultural Lending Markets: The Effect of the Farm Credit System
Charles S. Morris, James Wilkinson, and Eric Hogue assess the effects of Farm Credit Association lending on measures of competition in agricultural banking markets.
AUTHORS: Hogue, Eric W.; Morris, Charles S.; Wilkinson, James
DATE: 2015-10

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U.S. agriculture: review and prospects
An old maxim holds that too much of a good thing can be bad for your health. That maxim pretty well sums up U.S. agriculture's predicament in 1994. The nation's crop producers produced record harvests and livestock producers sent record amounts of meat to the nation's meat counters. The abundance of food, however, brought the industry back to its traditional problem--record supplies bring low prices. Hence, farm income declined in 1994. Fortunately, most farmers and ranchers had healthy balance sheets to cushion the fall.> Drabenstott and Barkema review the farm economy in 1994 and consider the outlook for 1995. The farm economy should stabilize. While crop prices will probably stay low, export markets should lend some support to crop prices as recovering economies in Europe and Asia boost world food demand. Also, relatively low feed prices will brighten livestock prospects, particularly if cattle and hog prices continue to recover from 1994 lows. A new farm bill will be written in 1995 and, while the new bill will have little if any effect on the farm economy in 1995, the major overhaul of farm programs that now seems possible will have a lasting impact in years to come.
AUTHORS: Drabenstott, Mark; Barkema, Alan
DATE: 1995-01



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