Farm income has now been in general decline for 4 years and seems to be headed for a fifth in 2019. While the farm sector went into this period in excellent financial health, the downturn has clearly started to take a toll.
This week’s post reviews Fall 2018 fertilizer prices and the upturn in prices in recent months.
This week’s post considers the broad impact of China’s production and consumption trends across thirteen commodities. The results reveal a large acreage gap between China’s production and domestic consumption.
This week’s post shares two perspectives on why resolving the Trade War is either hard or easy. These two conclusions must first consider Yogi Berra and Alice in Wonderland.
With farm income having dropped and continuing to decline, there is beginning to be more attention paid to the level of debt in the U.S. farm sector. This week we will examine some of the broad trends in debt use.
After a sharp decline, this week’s post reviews recently released data revealing farm capital expenditures turned higher in 2017.