Topic - Agriculture

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Conditions remain tough for district farmers; cropland values moderating

First-Quarter 2014 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Joe Mahon
May 2014 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Climate change and Ninth District ag

An interview with North Dakota’s state climatologist
Joe Mahon
April 2014 - fedgazette

First-ever tribal national park planned for Pine Ridge

April 2014 - Community Dividend

Farm to school movement connects kids and healthy foods

More and more schools are using their local purchasing power to change the relationship students have with food.
Jacob Wascalus
January 2014 - Community Dividend

Healthy food access does indeed matter, report on recent research says

January 2014 - Community Dividend

Ninth District Insight Report - Quarter 2, 2013

November 2013 - Ninth District Insight

"Agripreneur" program helps rural Latinos become small-scale farmers

An initiative of Minneapolis-based Main Street Project teaches budding farmers, or "agripreneurs," to raise and sell poultry and other agricultural products as part of an emerging local food network.
Jacob Wascalus
October 2012 - Community Dividend

The other, silent flood

Closed-basin regions are struggling with high water levels and no drain plug
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2012 - fedgazette

Agricultural producers see higher incomes and land values going into planting season; weather is a concern

First Quarter 2011 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Joe Mahon
July 2011 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Commerce, USDA release online mapping tools

July 2011 - Community Dividend

Agriculture strong in fourth quarter 2010; land values and farm incomes grew

Fourth Quarter 2010 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Joe Mahon
January 2011 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Roll out the (wine) barrel

Winemaking is an emerging niche market in the district
Phil Davies
November 2010 - fedgazette

Wandering in the desert

New research maps “food deserts” in the district, but it’s unclear what they measure, and how they address obesity
Joe Mahon
November 2010 - fedgazette

Farm income holds steady in third quarter 2010; outlook is positive

Third Quarter 2010 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Alison Sexton
October 2010 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Taking root

Organic farming continues to grow in the Ninth District
Alison Sexton
October 2010 - fedgazette

Agriculture still struggles during second quarter 2010

Sung Soo Lim
August 2010 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

When half-full feels more like three-quarters

Recession and the Ninth District
Terry J. Fitzgerald, Ronald A. Wirtz, Wonho Chung
July 2010 - fedgazette

North Dakota: The little economic engine that could

Recession and the Ninth District
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2010 - fedgazette

Despite uncertainty, moderate economic growth expected

Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
June 2010 - fedgazette

Farm income falls slightly in first quarter 2010

Alison Sexton
April 2010 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Horizons program mobilizes communities to address rural poverty

A leadership-development program designed for small, rural towns demonstrates how communities that become aware, engaged, and energized about poverty issues can make change happen.
Joyce Hoelting
April 2010 - Community Dividend

Receding waters

Irrigation on district farms has fallen in recent years—and not just because of rain
Joe Mahon
April 2010 - fedgazette

Agricultural finances slipped slightly in the fourth quarter

Fourth Quarter 2009 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
January 2010 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

How were conditions at the end of the year in your segment of agriculture?

District Voices
January 2010 - fedgazette

Agricultural income takes a hit in the third quarter

Third Quarter 2009 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
October 2009 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

State Fact Sheet

Third Quarter 2009 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
October 2009 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

State Fact Sheet - Outlook

Third Quarter 2009 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
October 2009 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

What grows in the Ninth, stays in the Ninth

Community supported agriculture flourishes in the district
Joe Mahon, Kathy Cobb
September 2009 - fedgazette

Agriculture continues decline in second quarter

Second Quarter 2009 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden, Jacob Devine
August 2009 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

State Fact Sheet

Second Quarter 2009 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
August 2009 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

State Fact Sheet - Outlook

Second Quarter 2009 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
August 2009 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Ag banks: A walk down (bad) memory lane?

Are conditions ripe for another farm crisis?
Daniel Rozycki
July 2009 - fedgazette

Lessons learned from 22 years of debt mediation

The 22-year history of the Minnesota Farmer-Lender Mediation Program offers useful lessons about debt mediation that can be applied to our current foreclosure crisis.
Joyce Hoelting
May 2009 - Community Dividend

Not your father’s farm

District farms are getting smaller and bigger at the same time
Joe Mahon
May 2009 - fedgazette

Agriculture declines during the first quarter of 2009

Toby Madden
April 2009 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Agriculture slips in the fourth quarter of 2008

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
January 2009 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Ninth District economy slips into recession

Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
January 2009 - fedgazette

Burying the new jar of money

North Dakota State Roundup
November 2008 - fedgazette

CRP: Green if good, but more green is preferred

Conservation Reserve Program is losing ground, but intent on enrolling more environmentally sensitive land
Ronald A. Wirtz, Heather Hampton
November 2008 - fedgazette

Down on the farm, things are way up

South Dakota State Roundup
November 2008 - fedgazette

Farmer, heal thyself

Montana State Roundup
November 2008 - fedgazette

Hungry (for cash) like a wolf

Montana State Roundup
November 2008 - fedgazette

Letter to the Editor

November 2008 - fedgazette

Talking turkey

Raising turkeys is big business in the district, but high feed prices threaten growth
Dave Walter
November 2008 - fedgazette

State Fact Sheet - Outlook

Third Quarter 2008 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
October 2008 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

“Current agricultural conditions are positive”

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
October 2008 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Barley worries brewing

Montana State Roundup
September 2008 - fedgazette

Old favorites and new initiatives

Implications of the 2008 farm bill for the Ninth District
Vincent Smith
September 2008 - fedgazette

This corn crop could be yours

Farmland rental rates in the district going up
Clint Pecenka
September 2008 - fedgazette

To market, to market to buy a fat tomato

As consumer demand grows, so do Ninth District farmers markets
Kathy Cobb
September 2008 - fedgazette

Agricultural boom loses some steam

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden, Mai Yang
August 2008 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Average Value of Cropland per Acre, 2007

United States Map
July 2008 - fedgazette

Hedging their bets

Farmers have more tools to manage risk, and are using them.
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2008 - fedgazette

Making hay off the land

Farmland prices are skyrocketing across the Ninth District. Many worry that the boom can’t last, and what consequences might lurk if it doesn’t.
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2008 - fedgazette

Outside the winner’s circle

High land and crop prices are benefiting a lot of farmers, but hurting some—badly.
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2008 - fedgazette

Plowing up more dough

South Dakota State Roundup
July 2008 - fedgazette

Swap meet

How a real estate law has driven up farmland prices.
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2008 - fedgazette

This space for rent. Bring your wallet, unless I know you.

Farmland rental rates lag, but might be sprinting to catch up.
Ronald A. Wirtz
July 2008 - fedgazette

Agricultural boom continues, but what lies ahead?

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
May 2008 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

An udderly changing ag industry

South Dakota State Roundup
May 2008 - fedgazette

For fear of brucellosis

Montana State Roundup
May 2008 - fedgazette

Cuba says peas; growers oblige

Montana State Roundup
March 2008 - fedgazette

Farm trickle-down effect

North Dakota State Roundup
March 2008 - fedgazette

Room at the silo, after all

Defying expectations, a storage crunch failed to materialize at district elevators last fall.
Joe Mahon
March 2008 - fedgazette

State “moooves” up to beef grading

North Dakota State Roundup
March 2008 - fedgazette

A growing cornucopia of organics

Organic farming in the Ninth Federal Reserve District continues to sprout in fields and on dinner plates.
Dave Walter
January 2008 - fedgazette

Agricultural conditions solid

Toby Madden
January 2008 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Rare, medium or shipped UPS?

South Dakota State Roundup
January 2008 - fedgazette

Corn bringing ear-to-ear smiles

North Dakota State Roundup
November 2007 - fedgazette

Good times for agriculture

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
October 2007 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Crops still the cash king for farmland

Minnesota State Roundup
September 2007 - fedgazette

Where's the buzz?

Beekeepers stung by fewer honeybees; sticky issue for ag sector.
Kathy Cobb
September 2007 - fedgazette

Ag producers expect higher revenues, costs

Toby Madden
July 2007 - fedgazette

Agricultural finances strong

Toby Madden
July 2007 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Bank exposure to ethanol

Is ethanol expansion putting investing banks at risk?
Mark Lueck, Jay Hendrickson
May 2007 - fedgazette

Farmers cooperating for health insurance

Wisconsin State Roundup
May 2007 - fedgazette

Farmland valuation change plowed under

South Dakota State Roundup
Ronald A. Wirtz
May 2007 - fedgazette

The new immigrants: Cows and pigs

North Dakota State Roundup
May 2007 - fedgazette

Farmers optimistic for 2007

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
April 2007 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Ethanol: Pump it up

Minnesota State Roundup
March 2007 - fedgazette

Priced for hay, not houses

South Dakota State Roundup
March 2007 - fedgazette

Agriculture bounces back in fourth quarter 2006

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
January 2007 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Old MacDonald's evolving farm

Alternative livestock markets still small and volatile, but appear to be growing.
Meredith Mullen
January 2007 - fedgazette

Agriculture slips during third quarter

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
October 2006 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Beetle juiced: Ash borer boxes the state

Wisconsin State Roundup
September 2006 - fedgazette

Farmers are growing an appreciating crop of land

Farm real estate values have increased despite ag conditions.
Sasha Lugovskyy, Rob Grunewald
September 2006 - fedgazette

Energy drives district farmers' planting decisions

Toby Madden
July 2006 - fedgazette

Feedlot development: All those in favor

South Dakota State Roundup
July 2006 - fedgazette

Funding targets pests

Michigan State Roundup
July 2006 - fedgazette

Manufacturing “bioproduct” jobs

Montana State Roundup
July 2006 - fedgazette

South Dakota “steaks” its reputation on beef branding program

Value-added marketing promotes quality of state’s agricultural output.
Kathy Cobb
July 2006 - fedgazette

Tough second quarter for agricultural producers

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
July 2006 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

You again? Another unwelcome guest

Wisconsin State Roundup
July 2006 - fedgazette

Taking the shears to fuel costs

District businesses are turning to hedging as a way to cope with higher, more volatile energy prices.
Joe Mahon
May 2006 - fedgazette

Farm profits down slightly in first quarter; may dip further in second

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
April 2006 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

District Map: Employment Growth in Top 25 Percent of District Counties Dependent on Farm Payments

March 2006 - fedgazette

Farm payments: Not a road to growth

Joe Mahon
March 2006 - fedgazette

Must (not) see TB

Michigan State Roundup
March 2006 - fedgazette

Plant corn in the front yard

Wisconsin State Roundup
March 2006 - fedgazette

TB found in cattle, deer

Minnesota State Roundup
March 2006 - fedgazette

Color them plain but successful

Growing Hutterite colonies find successful—and sizable—niches in district economy.
Kathy Cobb
January 2006 - fedgazette

Farm financials getting scabbed over

North Dakota State Roundup
January 2006 - fedgazette

Farm profits up in 2005, but dark clouds are on the horizon

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden, Ross Mattson
January 2006 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Not less cotton candy, just more concentrated

South Dakota State Roundup
January 2006 - fedgazette

Bison boom raises brucellosis fears

Montana State Roundup
November 2005 - fedgazette

Despite large harvest, ag lenders worry

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
October 2005 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Drought over—for now

Montana State Roundup
September 2005 - fedgazette

Livestock shocks

Mad cow, trade policy and strong prices
Joe Mahon
September 2005 - fedgazette

More cheese, please

South Dakota State Roundup
September 2005 - fedgazette

This little piggy restricted market access

Joe Mahon
September 2005 - fedgazette

Attack of the vampire bee mites

Montana State Roundup
July 2005 - fedgazette

Many agricultural lenders report increased farm income in the second quarter

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
July 2005 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

How sweet it is

May 2005 - fedgazette

Rust never sleeps

Soybean fungus threatens yields and fields.
Frank Jossi
May 2005 - fedgazette

The beet generation

Trade pacts may not be so sweet for district sugar beet farmers.
Joe Mahon
May 2005 - fedgazette

District agricultural producers benefited from strong prices

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
April 2005 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Ag conditions were solid despite cool weather

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
January 2005 - fedgazette

Ag year ends on high note

Good crop yields and strong prices for animal products reported
Toby Madden
January 2005 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Farmers harvest crops and subsidies

Minnesota State Roundup
January 2005 - fedgazette

Got MILC?

New federal dairy policy benefits district, but are there unintended consequences?
Joe Mahon
November 2004 - fedgazette

What is your initial impression of this year's harvest?

District Voices
November 2004 - fedgazette

Ag conditions were solid despite cool weather

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
October 2004 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Ag conditions remain strong despite cool weather

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
July 2004 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

District ag and natural resource industries boosted by high prices

Amy Stittsworth, Rob Grunewald
July 2004 - fedgazette

Home, Home on the Grange

Book Reviews
David Fettig
June 2004 - The Region

High prices prompt strong ag conditions

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
April 2004 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

What change, if any, are you seeing in short-term business as a result of the recent discovery of mad cow, or BSE, in the United States? And, what long-term effects (positive or negative) do you expect as a result of the discovery?

District Voices
March 2004 - fedgazette

2003 RMA Crop Indemnities

Map
March 2004 - fedgazette

Adding value ... and risk

Phil Davies
March 2004 - fedgazette

Cattle prices on a two-year wild ride

Toby Madden
March 2004 - fedgazette

Crop insurance turning dry fields into cash crop

Improved federal programs help farmers buy better protection against nature's worst, but at a heavy public cost
Ronald A. Wirtz
March 2004 - fedgazette

Lenders optimistic following a strong fourth quarter

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
March 2004 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

“People have to eat”

District food processing is doing surprisingly well but faces slow shifts in the industry
Phil Davies
March 2004 - fedgazette

Drought led to mediocre third quarter, but end-of-year outlook buoyant

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Amy Stittsworth, Toby Madden
October 2003 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Honey production down

South Dakota State Roundup
September 2003 - fedgazette

Letters to the Editor

Comments on fedgazette articles on ethanol and exports.
September 2003 - fedgazette

First-quarter ag survey shows west and east are hurting

Toby Madden
July 2003 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

First-quarter ag survey shows west and east are hurting

First Quarter 2003 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
July 2003 - fedgazette

Gentlemen, start your ethanol engines

Thanks to government-induced demand, ethanol production is on the fast track in the district.
Frank Jossi
July 2003 - fedgazette

How do you expect Canada's mad cow scare to affect you?

District Voices
July 2003 - fedgazette

Lenders expect agriculture finances to increase this year

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
July 2003 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Water Wars

Markets hold promise for resolving disputes over water use. But the intricate economics—and persistent politics—of water suggest that governments will remain part of the picture.
Douglas Clement
July 2003 - fedgazette

Agriculture up in Minnesota and eastern Dakotas, but down in Montana and western Dakotas

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
May 2003 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Crop price increases a mixed blessing

Toby Madden
May 2003 - fedgazette

Agricultural conditions mixed in third quarter

Third Quarter 2002 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
January 2003 - fedgazette

Agricultural conditions mixed in third quarter

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
January 2003 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

District economy to expand modestly

2003 Ninth District Economic Forecast
Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
January 2003 - fedgazette

The next gold rush, or gold bust?

Montana debates benefits, costs of coalbed methane
Frank Jossi
January 2003 - fedgazette

The shipping news & forecast

District ports face many competitive challenges, but whether they sink or swim over the long term will likely depend on infrastructure improvements
Marcia Jedd
January 2003 - fedgazette

Mother Nature hits farmers and ranchers in second quarter

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Benjamin Knelman, Toby Madden
November 2002 - fedgazette

Drought is hell

Some parts of the district are so dry that despondent farmers can hardly grow grapes of wrath
Frank Jossi
November 2002 - fedgazette

From the ground up?

Despite growing demand and solid prices, organic farming still faces high hurdles
Anitra Budd
September 2002 - fedgazette

Mother Nature hits farmers and ranchers in second quarter

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Benjamin Knelman, Toby Madden
September 2002 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Mother Nature hits farmers and ranchers in second quarter

Benjamin Knelman, Toby Madden
September 2002 - fedgazette

Agricultural finances weaken

First-quarter 2002 agricultural credit conditions survey
Toby Madden
July 2002 - fedgazette

Agricultural Financial Performance Weakens

Results of the March 2002 agricultural credit survey.
Toby Madden
May 2002 - fedgazette

Agricultural Financial Performance Weakens

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
May 2002 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

District tourism focuses on new attractions

From cowboys to history buffs, Ninth District states are putting their best packages forward to lure adventure seekers
Rosie Cataldo
May 2002 - fedgazette

Letters to the Editor

Reader comments on fedgazette articles.
May 2002 - fedgazette

A fair price for whom?

Fair-price programs might be popular with farmers and lawmakers, but they carry with them a wheelbarrow full of both obvious and subtle ill effects
Ronald A. Wirtz
March 2002 - fedgazette

Farm safety at any speed

A reinforced safety net is a priority for the next farm bill, but a customized fit has proved difficult to fashion and sprouted unintended consequences
Ronald A. Wirtz
March 2002 - fedgazette

Green is good

Many believe paying farmers for better environmental outcomes is an idea worth fertilizing
Ronald A. Wirtz
March 2002 - fedgazette

Not milk?

Midwest dairy is dying, says the conventional wisdom. Not gonna happen, say district farmers
Douglas Clement
March 2002 - fedgazette

With a little help from our friends

Though declining in number, co-ops find new ways to help farmers and rural communities
Jane Brissett
March 2002 - fedgazette

District economy slowed in 2001; expected to remain sluggish in 2002

2002 Ninth District Economic Outlook
Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
January 2002 - fedgazette

Farm Income and Capital Spending

January 2002 - fedgazette

Farmers' and ranchers' financial conditions deteriorate slightly

Agricultural Credit Conditons Survey, Fourth Quarter 2001
Toby Madden
January 2002 - fedgazette

Farmers' and ranchers' financial conditions deteriorate slightly

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
January 2002 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Beige Book reflects weakened economic conditions in district

November 2001 - fedgazette

Farm Income and Capital Spending

Charts
November 2001 - fedgazette

Financial condition of farmers and ranchers varies across the district

Results of the Minneapolis Fed's August 2001 agricultural credit survey.
Toby Madden
November 2001 - fedgazette

Financial condition of farmers and ranchers varies across the district

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
November 2001 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Fishing for diversity: aquaculture in the Ninth District

Rosie Cataldo
November 2001 - fedgazette

Emus and ostriches and elk, oh my

Unusual livestock give district farmers new markets and profits.
Rosie Cataldo
September 2001 - fedgazette

Letters to the Editor

Comments on previous fedgazette articles on feedlots and alternative energy.
September 2001 - fedgazette

What are your harvest expectations?

District Voices
September 2001 - fedgazette

Capital Spending by Ninth District State

Capital Spending Charts
July 2001 - fedgazette

Cleaning up

Possible solutions for lessening the impact of animal waste—scientific, technological and economic—are discussed
Douglas Clement
July 2001 - fedgazette

Farm Income

Charts: Ninth District states farm income
July 2001 - fedgazette

Knee deep in feedlot feuds

As the livestock industry consolidates and animal farms get bigger, their neighbors worry about the consequences
Douglas Clement
July 2001 - fedgazette

Little change in overall finances of district farmers and ranchers

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
July 2001 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Little change in overall finances of district farmers and ranchers

Second Quarter (May 2001) agricultural credit conditions survey
Toby Madden
July 2001 - fedgazette

District farm outlook uncertain, but North Dakota upbeat

First quarter 2001 agricultural conditions survey
Toby Madden
May 2001 - fedgazette

District farm outlook uncertain, but North Dakota upbeat

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
May 2001 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Corn farmers not alone on the ethanol bandwagon

Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2001 - fedgazette

District farmers and ranchers in better financial condition

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
January 2001 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

District farmers and ranchers in better financial condition

Fourth Quarter 2000 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
January 2001 - fedgazette

Farm Income and Spending Charts

Fourth Quarter 2000 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
January 2001 - fedgazette

Ninth District Invaders

Ninth District Invaders by State
Rosie Cataldo
January 2001 - fedgazette

Under the Influence

All engines are go for the the ethanol industry, but whether that continues hinges on fickle consumers and government policy
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2001 - fedgazette

Ag finances improve, but farmers still struggling

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
October 2000 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Ag finances improve, but farmers still struggling

Third Quarter 2000 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
October 2000 - fedgazette

Financial modernization, the FHLB and agricultural banks

Ron J. Feldman, Jason Schmidt
October 2000 - fedgazette

More farmers are using computers and the Internet

October 2000 - fedgazette

Ag bankers see improving conditions

In the midst of a mostly dour farm economy, ag bankers in the Ninth District are reporting improved financial conditions
Toby Madden
July 2000 - fedgazette

Ag bankers see improving conditions-In the midst of a mostly dour farm economy, ag bankers in the Ninth District are reporting improved financial conditions

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
July 2000 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

District farm wages are higher than national average

July 2000 - fedgazette

The district economy continues to sail along

Mid-Year Ninth District Economic Forecast
Toby Madden, Rob Grunewald
July 2000 - fedgazette

Farmer and rancher financial conditions improve

First Quarter 2000 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
April 2000 - fedgazette

Farmer and rancher financial conditions improve

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
April 2000 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

A borderless perspective

Despite what we like—or want—to think, the United States doesn't have a monopoly on agribusiness consolidation and concentration
January 2000 - fedgazette

A snapshot of cash rent for farmland

January 2000 - fedgazette

A widget example of the Herfindahl-Hirschman Index

January 2000 - fedgazette

Bankers report farmers have some breathing room

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
January 2000 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Bankers report farmers have some breathing room

Fourth Quarter 1999 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
January 2000 - fedgazette

Concentrating on food concentration

Continued low commodity prices have turned up the heat on consolidation in the food processing industry
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2000 - fedgazette

The cousin of consolidation: contracting

Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2000 - fedgazette

The pig in the python

Farmers believe they are getting squeezed by consolidation and concentration on the front and back ends
Ronald A. Wirtz
January 2000 - fedgazette

Urban farmers seeing property tax relief

Wisconsin State Roundup
January 2000 - fedgazette

Warm, dry weather = scant water for livestock

Montana State Roundup
January 2000 - fedgazette

Meeting A New Century of Challenges In Rural America

An overview of the challenges facing rural America, with suggestions about the proper response of public policy.
Mark Drabenstott
December 1999 - The Region

Farm crisis: Here we go again?

An analysis of the current crisis in agriculture
Ronald A. Wirtz
October 1999 - fedgazette

Farm problems put squeeze on agricultural banks

Toby Madden
October 1999 - fedgazette

Farmers continue to struggle

Third Quarter 1999 Agricultural Credit Conditons Survey
Toby Madden
October 1999 - fedgazette

Farmers continue to struggle

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
October 1999 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Farming the government

Far from abandoning farmers, government policy stumbles into the new ag economy, helping some but not others
Ronald A. Wirtz
October 1999 - fedgazette

Not your father's farm recession

Although conditions are worsening, farm economy still relatively healthy compared to the 1980s
Ronald A. Wirtz
October 1999 - fedgazette

Saving the family farm, but from what?

Ronald A. Wirtz
October 1999 - fedgazette

Whistling Dixie?

Despite tough times for many, some farmers finding good times
Ronald A. Wirtz
October 1999 - fedgazette

Farmers are still hurting

Second Quarter 1999 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
July 1999 - fedgazette

Reduced income plagues farmers

First Quarter 1999 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Toby Madden
April 1999 - fedgazette

Agricultural bankers note improvement, but still concerned

Fourth Quarter 1998 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Edward Lotterman
January 1999 - fedgazette

Contract pricing complicates hog markets

Edward Lotterman
January 1999 - fedgazette

District hog prices hit historic lows

Why have hog prices tumbled to historic lows in recent months and what will it mean for the Ninth District's agricultural industry?
Edward Lotterman
January 1999 - fedgazette

How much should pork prices drop?

Edward Lotterman
January 1999 - fedgazette

Is agriculture in crisis?

Edward Lotterman
January 1999 - fedgazette

The porcine slaughter of the innocents

Edward Lotterman
January 1999 - fedgazette

Despite weakening conditions in the agricultural sector, bank data generally indicate good performance

Ron J. Feldman, Heidi Taylor Aggeler
November 1998 - fedgazette

Just what is scab?

Scab, a fungal plant disease, is strikingly described by three Ninth District plant pathologists in the following excerpt from their December 1997 article in the journal Plant Disease.
Edward Lotterman
November 1998 - fedgazette

Low commodity prices taking toll across the Ninth District.

Third Quarter 1998 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Edward Lotterman
November 1998 - fedgazette

Scab: The Ninth District's agricultural plague of the '90s

Everyone knows farmers are struggling with low prices and slowing markets due to the Asian economic crisis, but farmers in parts of the Ninth District face the greatest threat from crop disease
Edward Lotterman
November 1998 - fedgazette

Low farm prices reflected in second quarter Ag banker survey

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Edward Lotterman
July 1998 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Low farm prices reflected in second quarter Ag banker survey

Second Quarter 1998 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Edward Lotterman
July 1998 - fedgazette

A turkey in every pot?

Edward Lotterman
April 1998 - fedgazette

Broilers of the world, unite!

Edward Lotterman
April 1998 - fedgazette

Declining prices make ag bankers uneasy

First Quarter 1998 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Edward Lotterman
April 1998 - fedgazette

Declining prices make ag bankers uneasy

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Edward Lotterman
April 1998 - Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey

Poultry: A quiet success story

Geography and vertical integration are key factors in poultry industry's development
Edward Lotterman
April 1998 - fedgazette

Why no one mourns the loss of the family chicken farm

A short history of poultry in the Ninth District
Edward Lotterman
April 1998 - fedgazette

Effects of Asian financial crisis uncertain for district

Edward Lotterman
January 1998 - fedgazette

Ninth District farm income unpredictable

Edward Lotterman
January 1998 - fedgazette

Year end upbeat for agricultural industry, but pockets of weakness persist

Fourth Quarter 1997 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Edward Lotterman
January 1998 - fedgazette

Ag bankers optimistic overall, but problems may lurk in some areas

Third Quarter 1997 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Edward Lotterman
October 1997 - fedgazette

Short lines playing bigger role in district economy

David Page
October 1997 - fedgazette

Is farmland endangered?

Edward Lotterman
July 1997 - fedgazette

Some relief in sight for cattle ranchers, ag bankers say

Second Quarter 1997 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Edward Lotterman
July 1997 - fedgazette

Is Topography Destiny?

Edward Lotterman
April 1997 - fedgazette

Lending to small firms and small farms

A snapshot of data on the distribution of business loans to farms and firms by the size of the loan.
Ron J. Feldman
April 1997 - Community Dividend

Receding flood waters reveal huge damage assessment

Total bill will exceed $1 billion; infrastructure costs will hang on for years
Edward Lotterman
April 1997 - fedgazette

Rising optimism amid stress of winter, ag bankers report

First Quarter 1997 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Edward Lotterman
April 1997 - fedgazette

Arctic winter blasts district agriculture

"Yeah, but it's nothing compared to '36."
Edward Lotterman
January 1997 - fedgazette

Corn belt prosperous, but cattle sector still stressed, bankers say

Fourth Quarter 1996 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Edward Lotterman
January 1997 - fedgazette

State summaries of Ag Conditions/Farm Income Spending

Fourth Quarter 1996 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
January 1997 - fedgazette

Cui Bono? Who Gains and Who Loses

Edward Lotterman
December 1996 - The Region

Farm Bills and Farmers: The effects of subsidies over time

An analysis of over 60 years of agriculture legislation
Edward Lotterman
December 1996 - The Region

Farm Policy Over Two Centuries

Edward Lotterman
December 1996 - The Region

Ag Conditions/Farm Income Spending

Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey Summary by State
Edward Lotterman
October 1996 - fedgazette

Despite continuing problems for cattle producers, bankers more optimistic

Third Quarter 1996 Agricultural Credit Conditions Survey
Edward Lotterman
October 1996 - fedgazette

Corn and hogs: Unique complements over time

Edward Lotterman
April 1996 - fedgazette

Pork 101: The economics of hogs

Edward Lotterman
April 1996 - fedgazette

Small hog farms losing ground

Large operations and Southeast producers pose challenge to small Ninth District hog farms
Edward Lotterman
April 1996 - fedgazette

District dairying faces dramatic change

Edward Lotterman
January 1995 - fedgazette

Do federal dairy policies hurt district?

Edward Lotterman
January 1995 - fedgazette

Geography and technology in dairying

Edward Lotterman
January 1995 - fedgazette

Can farmers afford "business as usual" ag policy?

fedgazette Editorial
Juan Miguel Pedraza
July 1994 - fedgazette

Out like a lamb

The decline of the sheep industry offers case study for other sectors
Edward Lotterman
July 1993 - fedgazette

Adding value to agriculture: new life for an old industry?

Edward Lotterman
January 1993 - fedgazette

Ag processing is a huge industry within Ninth District

Edward Lotterman
January 1993 - fedgazette

Noodles add value to wheat and community

David S. Dahl
January 1993 - fedgazette

The district economy grew on agricultural processing

Edward Lotterman
January 1993 - fedgazette

Tombstone's success means a piece of the [pizza] pie for everyone

Kathy Cobb
January 1993 - fedgazette

Cargill: Trading the World's Grain

Book Review
David O. Wentzell
September 1992 - The Region

Ninth District advisers give mixed review of economy, with some signs of recovery

Minneapolis Fed's Advisory Council on Small Business, Agriculture and Labor report on the state of the Ninth District's economy.
January 1992 - fedgazette

Agricultural by-product inspires creation of yet another by-product

David Fettig
July 1991 - fedgazette

Interview with Bruce Adams

Bruce C. Adams talks about his role at the Fed, the current and future conditions of agriculture, and North Dakota's potential for economic development.
February 1991 - The Region

While "shortage" is disputed, agriculture industry suffers from tightening of rail care supply

David Fettig
March 1990 - fedgazette

Endangered species vs. agriculture: the fight for precious grassland

David Fettig
September 1989 - fedgazette

Wetlands debate: after years of fighting officials hope for reconciliation

David Fettig
September 1989 - fedgazette

What's worse — grasshoppers, dead bees or chemical pollution?

David Fettig
September 1989 - fedgazette

Advisory Council Provides Insight into Economic Life of the Ninth District

A look at Minneapolis' Advisory Council on Small Business, Agriculture and Labor
David Fettig
May 1989 - The Region

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