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How Will Interest Rates Impact Agriculture?
How Will Interest Rates Impact Agriculture?
What will be the effects of higher interest rates on farmers and agriculture? "I'm almost gun-shy of making strong predictions in the environment we've been in, in the last couple years," noted USDA Chief economist Seth Meyer.  But he went add, "Rising interest rates in the United States strengthens the dollar, makes us a little less export competitive." ...
Ellis: Input Costs Continue To Eat Away At Ag Profits
Ellis: Input Costs Continue To Eat Away At Ag Profits
The news sounds good for American farmers at first glance, but a deeper dive reveals many challenges in farm country. Recent USDA figures show farmers are receiving more for their commodities. Sean Ellis with the Idaho Farm Bureau Federation said the non-farming community may think producers are getting rich off the increase, but he said that couldn’t be further from the truth. He ... Read Mor

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