Posts Tagged: commodity prices

Finding efficiencies in era of lower commodity prices

Growing corn rows.

  After a strong multi-year period in which farm incomes easily outpaced production expenses, the tide has clearly turned. In its most recent forecast, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) projects that net farm income will drop by 3 percent in 2016, marking the third-consecutive year producer revenue has fallen. This forecast includes expected cash… Read more »

AgriBank Poll: Commodity prices greatest challenge in 2016

A farmer holding soybeans

  Commodity prices are the greatest challenge facing agricultural producers in 2016, according to a poll of Farm Credit directors from America’s heartland. More than 64 percent of the directors — from the boards of 17 Farm Credit lenders in 15 states and of AgriBank, their St. Paul-based funding bank — said commodity prices are… Read more »