Brownfield’s Rhiannon Branch is joined by Glen Semple, Vice President of Commercial Lending at Farm Credit Illinois and author of Farm Credit Illinois’ INTEREST-ing Times series, and Chief Appraiser Kent Reid. The trio gives an update on interest rates and land values, discussing if... Read More.
An ag appraiser says multiple interest rate hikes have had little impact on farmland values in Illinois so far. Kent Reid, Chief Appraiser for Farm Credit Illinois tells Brownfield since the Fed began raising rates in May, farmland values in their 60-county territory have... Read More.
The latest Ag Economy Barometer asked farmers to identify top policies or programs that will impact their operation in the next five years. Jim Mintert with Purdue University says one-third of crop producers surveyed are concerned about interest rate policy. “People are very worried about... Read More.
HAYS, Kan. - Midwest Energy is proposing a new three-part electric rate structure for residential and small businesses that would include a customer charge, energy change, and demand charge.
By Lucky Kidd, Ad Astra Radio HUTCHINSON, Kan. - Reno County Commissioners approved substantial rate increases for Water District 101 at Yoder and for three Reno County Sewer Districts Tuesday. Water rates in the Yoder district will increase to $34 a month plus 2.50 per thousand... Read More.
An ag economist sees direct and indirect consequences to farming operations following the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate hike. Chad Hart with Iowa State University Extension says farmers will see upward pressure on operating loans and land mortgages. “And it’s a sizable bump when you’re looking... Read More.
A farm safety organization says there are fewer children getting injured on farms, but the child death rates haven’t changed much. Scott Heiberger with the National Farm Medicine Center says, “The fatal injuries are staying pretty stubborn, and it’s a little over one hundred... Read More.
An extension educator says cash rental rates in Michigan are highly reflective of local dynamics. Jon LaPorte with Michigan State University tells Brownfield, “Some counties actually saw a little bit of a dip down in their rental rates where others definitely saw a huge... Read More.
Four out of ten corn and soybeans growers surveyed in the latest Ag Economy Barometer expect farmland cash rental rates to rise in 2023. Jim Mintert, director of the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture, says among respondents who expect rates to increase “27... Read More.