Rabobank Announces Redesigned FoodBytes! Innovation Platform To Advance Sustainable Food And Agriculture

Rabobank today announced the redesign of its FoodBytes! food and agriculture innovation platform, which features an expanded startup discovery program FoodBytes! Pitch and a...

Ag Economic Insights: Direct Farm Payments To Soar In 2020

he USDA recently announced the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP). Like MFP, this is another ad hoc farm program that will send direct farm...

Rural Bankers Expecting Small Increase in Farm Bankruptcies

Despite the financial challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, rural bankers expect farm loan defaults to expand by only 5% over the next 12...

USDA Allows Extensions On Insurance Deadlines, Deferral of Interest

USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) is making further adjustments to assist producers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) are authorized to...

Farm Credit Canada Launches A $100-Million Venture Capital Fund

Farm Credit Canada (FCC) has launched a $100-million venture capital fund to support proven, viable companies through unexpected business disruptions, such as the COVID-19...

Farm Bankruptcies On The Rise Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Year-to-year farm bankruptcies increased 23 percent, according to recently released data from U.S. Courts. An American Farm Bureau Federation Market Intel report shows a...

Canadian Prime Minister Promises $252 Million Aid Package For Agriculture

The federal government moved Tuesday to ease multiple pressures in Canada's agriculture industry created by the COVID-19 pandemic with the promise of a $252-million...

Ag Economic Insights: Will Off-Farm Income Weigh On Fragile Farm Economy?

Ag Economic Insights reports: Several weeks ago, we wrote about five macroeconomic factors to monitor in 2020. As one reader pointed out, surging unemployment claims...

Farmers National: Will Low Interest Rates Continue To Support Farmland Prices?

There is a fifty-year trend of farmland capitalization rates (cap rates) coinciding with interest rates on Ten Year US Treasury Notes except for the...

Farm Credit Issues Statement On Latest COVID-19 Funding

Farm Credit Council President and CEO Todd Van Hoose made the following statement after Congress passed the latest funding to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. "Farm...
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