Farm loan

Growth in Operating Loans Boosts Farm Lending

Dan Economy

The volume of non-real estate farm debt continued to increase in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the Federal Reserve’s Agricultural Finance Databook. Total non-real estate farm loans were up nearly eight percent from a year ago, which was the seventh consecutive quarter of annual growth in loan volumes. In a news release, the Federal Reserve said the increase …


Rural Mainstreet Index Remains Positive

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Dodd-Frank Limits Lending for Most Rural Banks March Survey Results at a Glance: *  For a second straight month the overall index rose above growth neutral. *  Approximately 16.8 percent of grain farmers are expected to suffer negative cash flow for 2018. This is down slightly from 12 months earlier. * The percent of farmland purchases for cash (not financed) declined …