AG POLICY NEWS
Washington Insider -- Friday
Fri Mar 14, 2014 06:03 AM CDT

Here’s a quick monitor of Washington farm and trade policy issues from DTN’s well-placed observer.

Farmers’ Access to Credit Not a Factor as Ag Lenders Enjoy Firm Financial Position

Farm banks now find themselves in a particularly sound financial position, having built their capital reserves to a point that protects them from many risks, according to a report by the American Bankers Association. ABA defines a farm bank as a lender whose ratio of domestic farm loans to total domestic loans is greater than, or equal to, the industry average, which in 2013 was 14.42%.

The ...

Quick View
  • Crop Tech Corner In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers produce orange-colored corn with sight-saving capabi...
  • Strong Immunity Wins Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that dr...
  • Russ' Vintage Iron DTN staff reporter Russ Quinn takes a look at farm life nearly a century ago.
  • Klinefelter: By the Numbers Farm lenders should halt their petty rivalry and focus on agriculture's best interest: Our nation...
  • CWA Rule Pressure The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has asked the federal EPA to withdraw the...
  • GOP Picks Conaway as House Ag Chairman The House Republican Steering Committee on Tuesday selected Rep. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, as the...
  • Head Start A Pennsylvania teen has two years of a farm-to-fork business under his belt and is looking to exp...
  • Woodbury: Farm Family Business One of the world's wealthiest families measures success not in dollars but in authenticity.
  • Ask the Vet A warning about bull breeding soundness.
Related News Stories
What Now for Meat Labels?
Washington Insider
Ag Policy Blog
Immigration Order Shortfalls
RFS Runaround
Obama Unveils Immigration Actions
Washington Insider--Friday
Obama to GOP: Pass a Bill
Washington Insider
Ag Runoff Targeted