America's agricultural communities are on the frontlines crafting solutions to address climate change and improve the environment. RMA is supporting conservation-minded farmers and ranchers by creating new and improving insurance options for producers. Whether it's the use of cover...
By Brian Cavey , Brian Earnest , Tanner Ehmke , Rob Fox , Thomas Halverson , Jeff Johnston , Dan Kowalski , Christina Pope , Teri Viswanath and Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg December 2021 As we enter the third year of the...
Agricultural lending at commercial banks continued to decline but showed some signs of stabilizing in the third quarter. According to Call Report data, farm debt decreased at the slowest pace in 2 years. Non-real estate debt declined at a...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is making updates to crop insurance to respond to the needs of agricultural producers, including organic producers, as well as to support conservation of natural resources on agricultural land. Specifically, USDA's Risk Management Agency...
Agricultural producers with small-scale farms who sell locally can now get simplified insurance coverage through a new policy designed for their needs. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) developed the new Micro Farm policy, which simplifies recordkeeping and covers...
Agricultural lenders expect 80% of their borrowers will be profitable in 2021, with 70% profitable through 2022, according to the Fall 2021 Agricultural Lender Survey report produced jointly by the American Bankers Association and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation,...
Agricultural credit conditions in the Tenth District remained strong in the third quarter and farm real estate values increased sharply. Agricultural credit conditions in the Tenth District remained strong in the third quarter and farm real estate values increased sharply....
In 2020, U.S. family farm households received $4.3 billion in Federal assistance during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from Economic Impact Payments (EIP) (also known as stimulus payments). USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS) researchers used data from the most recent...
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) announced the Banking for Impact on Climate in Agriculture (B4ICA) initiative in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) and...
For nearly a year, the rural economy has shown consistent growth, according to the Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI). For October 2021, the RMI rose to 66.1, which is up from September’s 62.5. The index ranges between 0 and 100 with...
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