LATEST NEWS FROM Farm Economy

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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,
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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.
10:01AM Oct 21, 2019

Kansas City Fed: Farm Lending Slowed During Third Quarter

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor
The new “Kansas City Fed Ag Finance Databook” says farm lending has slowed in the third quarter of this year. That’s after nine, consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth.
09:52AM Oct 21, 2019

Farmer on Flooding: ‘Some Fields I Haven’t Been Able To Inspect’

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter
Flooding is still a very real issue in some places of the Western Corn Belt. Work to repair roads and bridges in Nebraska and Iowa is still underway following historic
15:59PM Oct 18, 2019

Survey: U.S. Economy Expanded at Modest Pace

AgDay TV
AgWeb Contributor
The Federal Reserve says in a new survey, known as the Beige Book, the U.S. economy expanded at a modest pace in September and into this month.
15:55PM Oct 18, 2019

Farmer With Busted Bins: “I Lost Close to $460,000.”

Betsy Jibben
National Reporter
USDA Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says farmers who applied and are approved for disaster aid assistance will see a check soon. One Iowa farmer shares his impact with spring flooding.