USA – Default

USA – Default

The Federal Reserve rate hike cycle will soon end, but commodity market supplies remain vulnerable. The U.S. economy will progressively slow through the first half of 2023 and fears of a recession are still high, and still warranted. Inflation and...
Slowdown in consumer spending will create headwinds for the U.S. economy in 2024 The U.S. economy has remained remarkably steady despite an unrelenting series of shocks over the last three years. America’s economic resilience was again on display throughout 2023,...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it will begin providing additional, automatic financial assistance for qualifying guaranteed Farm Loan Programs (FLP) borrowers who are facing financial risk. The announcement is part of the $3.1 billion to...
Interest rates on farm loans increased sharply in the third quarter. Interest rates on farm loans increased sharply in the third quarter. Despite the higher borrowing costs, farm real estate values continued to increase, but the acceleration eased somewhat. Following...
In response to relatively stronger net farm incomes, U.S. farm sector capital expenditures have increased dramatically in the last three years. In 2019, farm sector capital expenditures were approximately $30.1 billion. The forecasted value for 2022 is $44.2 billion....
The US animal protein sector is facing persistent cost pressure, raising the need for effective risk management strategies and increased efficiency. Incremental efficiency gains will be more difficult, however, given a growing regulatory burden and shifting consumer expectations. New technologies...
The pig sector has again called for 'desperately-needed' price increases as production costs for producers rose even further last month. The average cost of production for pig producers reached 240p per kg in May, up 10p from the April figure...
Because of persistent strength in labor markets and consumer spending, economic growth during the first half of 2023 was stronger than anticipated. Inflation and some recessionary indicators in the second half make prospects for growth less promising as we...
Agricultural credit conditions improved in the first quarter, and farm real estate values continued to increase alongside strength in the U.S. farm economy. Following a year of accelerating increases, the value nonirrigated cropland across much of the U.S. has...
Demand uncertainties rise as consumers face mounting pressures. With inflation outpacing wage growth, lower real wages are expected to negatively impact protein consumption in Q4 2022 and 1H 2023. Value-conscious consumers are already seeking out lower-value cuts, trading down from...
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