Agricultural trends and paths toward the future - a conference summary
On December 1, 2009, the Chicago Fed held a conference that examined issues shaping the future of Midwest agriculture, with a focus on public policy implications. This conference gathered experts from academia, industry, and policy institutions to discuss trends and possibilities for agriculture in the region and across the nation.
Not your father’s farm
District farms are getting smaller and bigger at the same time.
New policies for new economic engines
Making hay off the land
Farmland prices are skyrocketing across the Ninth District. Many worry that the boom can?t last, and what consequences might lurk if it doesn?t.
This space for rent. Bring your wallet, unless I know you
Farmland rental rates lag, but might be sprinting to catch up.
The balance sheet of agriculture, 1953
Recent developments in agriculture
Farm production loans at commercial banks
The intersection of Midwest agriculture and rural development
On November 9, 2010, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a conference on rural development and the role of midwestern agriculture. Experts from academia, industry and policy institutions, including U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen A. Merrigan, discussed rural employment generated by agriculture, the impacts of agricultural amenities on rural areas and policy directions for agriculture and rural development.