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15:16PM Jan 23, 2020

Losing MFP May Hurt Farm Income in 2020

Clinton Griffiths
AgDay Anchor, Executive Producer

It was the second year for MFP and while it has helped to stem the fallout from President Trump's trade negotiations, market advisors say going without is going to be

14:15PM Jan 08, 2020

Ag Barometer Reveals Optimism, Financial Stress

Anna-Lisa Laca
Online and Business Editor

A trade deal with China continues to weigh on the minds of producers in the new ag barometer from Purdue University and CME Group.

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11:58AM Nov 22, 2019

U of I Economist: Net Income Will Decline More Than $80,000 per Farm

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor

The University of Illinois says it will affect farm incomes this year. Economists reporting net incomes in Illinois will decline more than $80,000 per farm from last year's levels.

10:53AM Nov 22, 2019

Rural Mainstreet Index Hits Its Highest Level for 2019

Sara Schafer
Sara Schafer

Could a slow turnaround be in sight for the rural economy? Possibly, according to the Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI).

11:50AM Nov 15, 2019

Farmer on Farm Income: "I Can't Pay Bank Back With Hopes And Prayers"

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

It's getting colder and harvest is not slowing down for some Eastern Iowa farmers yet. It's an area which was once buried with feet of snow. However, the farm economy

16:34PM Nov 06, 2019

Farmer on River Bottoms: "If I Can't Get Insurance, I Won't Farm It"

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

Concerns about wet crops and wet fields are not stopping in Iowa. Farmers in river towns are worried crop insurance will make ground uninsurable because it may cost so much

17:09PM Oct 23, 2019

Iowa Farmer: 'There Are Some Places We Can’t Get To' in the Fields

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter

Hamburg, Iowa was submerged back in March when levees breached on the Missouri River. The town still shows scars from spring. It’s a situation farmers are still dealing with too.