Terrain

Unique offering that provides valuable insights on economic factors, trends and agricultural markets.

Farm Credit Services of America is pleased to sponsor Terrain – a unique offering that provides valuable insights on economic factors, trends and agricultural markets.

Terrain is a free offering for the customer-owners of Farm Credit Services of America, Frontier Farm Credit and American AgCredit.

Terrain analysts and economists have a deep understanding of agriculture and share their knowledge and insights through reports, videos, presentations and more.

Watch the video to learn more. Visit the Terrain website at Terrainag.com.

2024 First Quarter Outlooks

Overview of the factors shaping agriculture for the beginning of 2024

Ag Equipment

Higher interest rates, high equipment costs and subdued farm income should drive down demand for equipment. So why will 2023 likely set a record for sales of four-wheel-drive tractors and combines? Dive into the curious case of 2023. Read more ›

Cattle

Analyst Dave Weaber updates his forecast for herd numbers, with market factors pointing to culling and lack of heifer retention (and higher prices) continuing into at least January 2025. Read more ›

Corn

Our corn analyst at Terrain is considerably more bearish than December 2024 future prices. Matt Roberts’ forecast looks at factors that could lead to 2024 corn prices in the $4 range.  Read more ›

Swine

With the decline in breeding herd likely to continue into 2024, some in the industry have adopted a wait-and-see attitude that poses a danger to balance sheets and operations. Read more ›

Soybeans

The outlook for soybeans in early 2024 is promising. Weather, of course, is the wildcard in Terrain’s predictions for the 2024/25 marketing year. Read more ›

Dairy

Wide swings in milk prices became the norm in 2022 and 2023. This makes forecasting a challenge – but not impossible. Use Terrain’s 2024 predictions to help you plan for a new production year. Read more ›

Wheat

It will take a significant reduction in Russian wheat production or exports to rally U.S. wheat prices. But after a painful slide in 2023, could prices stabilize? Read more ›

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