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    What Will Be The New Corporate Tax Rate?

    The current top corporate tax rate is 35%. President-Elect Trump and Congress wants to lower this rate. What will it end up at?

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    What are the Chances for Major Tax Reform in 2017?

    With the election of President-Elect Trump, we will have major tax reform in 2017. We review some of the possible changes.

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  • “Generic” Base Acres

    If you are a cotton farmer, what you plant may increase your ARC-CO payments. For all other farmers, it does not matter.

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  • US Farm Economy Continues to Sputter

    The Kansas City Federal Reserve just released their latest Ag Economy update and it continues to get bleaker.

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  • Current Year Apple Projections and Data in Thus Far

    Washington Farmers are estimating the current apple harvest to produce 133 million boxes of apples which is up 15% from last year.  Washington is the number one apple producer with New York being far behind in second place.

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    Ongoing Need for Farm Financing is Pressuring Farmers

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released their second quarter Agricultural Finance Databook  and as expected, the need for operating loans for farmers over a continued period of time is weighing on farmers.  Here is my analysis regarding the charts and information provided in the databook. Chart 1 shows the percentage change in Number […]

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  • Farm Debt is Growing

    The Kansas City Fed just released a report indicating that farm debt is accumulating at a faster pace.  Farmers with carryover debt increased from 18% of loans to 29% of loans in the first quarter of 2016.  Also, 18% of total loans made in the first quarter involved restructuring existing debt to meet short-term liquidity […]

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  • Farmland Values Continue to Drop

    The Chicago Federal Reserve just released their First Quarter 2016 Ag Letter showing that farmland values continue to trend lower.  The district covers most of the I states in the corn belt and show the following year-over-year changes in farmland values: Illinois – Minus 5% Indiana – Minus 2% Iowa – Minus 5% Michigan – […]

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  • Final FSA Yields More Likely to be Under NASS Yields?

    There is a lot of chatter regarding the lack of ARC-CO payments for the 2014 crop year due to yields coming in higher than what farmers might have expected for their county.  When we were doing Farm Bill analysis about two years ago, we had taken a look at how final FSA yields compared to […]

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  • Continued Headwinds for Ag

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City provides several publications throughout the year on trends in the farming sector for their region (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico).  In an article titled “Supply and Demand Fundamentals Weighing on Ag Economy”, it does a good job of outlining the headwinds that Ag still […]

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