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Large Loans Drive Further Increases in Farm Lending

By Nathan Kauffman and Ty Kreitman
July 18, 2019 | Ag Finance Databook
Growth in the average size of farm operating loans boosted agricultural lending in the second quarter of 2019.

Sovereign Risk and Fiscal Information: A Look at the U.S. State Default of the 1840s

By Huixin Bi and Nora Traum
June 24, 2019 | Research Working Paper
A new measure of fiscal information shows that fiscal news affects the evolution and contagion of sovereign default.

New Small Business Commercial and Industrial Loans Decline in First Quarter 2019

By Christi May-Oder, Assistant Vice President and Brad Wampler, Senior Supervisory Analyst*
June 24, 2019 | Small Business Lending Survey
The dollar volume of new small business commercial and industrial (C&I) loans declined 9.9 percent in the first quarter of 2019 compared with the first quarter of 2018. The decline was driven by a 19.9 percent decrease in new small business C&I credit lines.

Rising Market Concentration and the Decline of Food Price Shock Pass-Through to Core Inflation

By Jason P. Brown and Colton Tousey
June 21, 2019 | Research Working Paper
Core inflation has become 75 percent less responsive to food price shocks since the 1970s, largely due to rising market concentration in food supply chains.

Ag Banks Make Adjustments as Lending Remains Elevated

By Cortney Cowley and Ty Kreitman
April 18, 2019 | Ag Finance Databook
Demand for agricultural credit remained high and loan volumes continued to increase in the first quarter of 2019.
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