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Ag Outlook Articles
The Outlook for Farmland Values amid Higher Interest Rates
April 10, 2019 | In 2018, the spread between returns to farmland owners and benchmark interest rates narrowed to its lowest level in more than a decade in the Tenth Federal Reserve District.
PDFA Tale of Two Economies: Farmers Struggle Despite Strong U.S. Economy
September 28, 2018 | At a time when the overall U.S. economy continues to boom, the U.S. agricultural sector has continued to struggle.
As Winter Looms, Key Risks Keep Outlook Cool
January 8, 2018 | The outlook for agriculture remains downbeat but is beginning to show signs of stabilization.
Persistent Large Inventories, Low Prices
April 17, 2017 | Sentiment about the 2017 outlook for agriculture has varied somewhat by scale and commodity.
Headwinds to Ag Outlook Remain Despite Strength in Exports
December 28, 2016 | Some agricultural commodity prices in the U.S. got a boost from exports over the summer, but elevated exports seemed to only keep prices for some commodities from dropping further.