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Drought is hell: Some parts of the district are so dry that despondent farmers can hardly grow grapes of wrath.

Fedgazette , Volume 14 , Issue Nov , Pages 14-17

Journal Article
Agriculture’s Water Economy: Agricultural Symposium 2016

Agriculture’s water economy has demonstrated growing signs of strain. Recent and persistent extreme weather-related events have highlighted the vulnerability of food and agricultural production to substantial variations in water availability. Consistent water availability is critical to agricultural production everywhere, and intensifying scarcity presents global agriculture with a formidable long-term challenge. Agricultural production has evolved, to a significant extent, on the basis of available water resources, both surface water and groundwater. However, there are growing concerns ...
Economic Review , Issue Special Issue , Pages 3-142

Journal Article
A fair price for whom?

Fedgazette , Volume 14 , Issue Mar , Pages 4-6

Newsletter
U.S. agriculture: challenges for the twenty-first century

The U.S. agricultural sector faces both opportunities and challenges in the countdown to the next century. Opportunities include expanded farm export potential that stems from foreign population and income growth, as well as more liberal trade policies. Reflecting this, the annual growth in the value of U.S. farm exports in this decade is much improved over the uneven performance of the 1980s. In addition, advances in biotechnology are improving productivity, reducing costs and providing raw farm products more neatly tailored to the needs and desires of both processors and consumers.
Chicago Fed Letter

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Agriculture outcomes and monetary policy actions: Kissin' cousins?

U.S. agriculture is a spectacular success story of high productivity growth maintained over an amazingly long period of time. Nevertheless, the industry today suffers from the same problems it has always suffered from: droughts, locusts and market disruptions. In this article, Kevin Kliesen and William Poole explain how monetary policy can contribute to a healthy agriculture sector. The reality is that the fundamental economic forces controlling the destiny of agriculture-high productivity growth, the hazards of nature, the low price and income elasticities of demand, and the instability of ...
Review , Volume 82 , Issue May , Pages 1-12

Journal Article
Crop insurance turning dry fields in to cash crop

Federal programs help farmers buy better protection but at a heavy public cost
Fedgazette , Volume 16 , Issue Mar , Pages 11-14

Newsletter
Technology’s Impact on Farming and the Rural Midwest

On November 27, 2018, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held a conference to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by new technologies to farms and rural areas in the Midwest and other parts of the U.S. Experts from academia, industry, and policy institutions gathered to discuss how technological advances have reshaped the rural economy and how they may affect its future.
Chicago Fed Letter

Working Paper
The effects of macroeconomic policy on farmland value

Research Working Paper , Paper 86-11

Journal Article
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.> ...
Economic Review , Volume 80 , Issue Q III , Pages 63-78

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Fishing for diversity: aquaculture in the Ninth District

Fedgazette , Volume 13 , Issue Nov , Pages 14-15

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