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Farmers keeping close eye on interest rates

South Central Nebraska farmer Mike Bergen says rising interest rates have made it difficult for some producers to keep a strong balance sheet. “I think the Fed is trying to curb inflation in Washington,” he said, “but it’s a double-edged sword. It’s definitely hitting... Read More.

What rising interest rates mean for ag

Rising interest rates and inflation are putting pressure on land decisions and farm costs. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Nate Kauffman says those looking to finance land purchases are being more cautious. “There’s less demand for farmland, in part, because of higher... Read More.

Federal Reserve raises interest rates again

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates three-quarters of a percentage point, the sixth interest rate hike of the year. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says additional increases are expected. “We think there’s some ground to cover before we meet that test and that’s... Read More.

GreenStone talks interest rates & cost impacts

An ag lender says he’s preparing for substantial margin compression as commodity prices soften and interest rates rise. Paul Anderson, executive vice president and chief credit officer with GreenStone Farm Credit Services, describes credit quality among their members as excellent. “Balance sheets are very... Read More.

Higher interest rates to impact U.S. exports

The Federal Reserve’s increase in interest rates has boosted the dollar, which will have an impact on exports. Garrett Toay, owner of Ag Trader Talk, tells Brownfield that hike in interest rates and surge in the dollar to near 20-year highs will likely lead... Read More.