Weekly Outlook: Fed and Farm Health

Week two of 2017 brings outlooks for the Fed and farm economy. Six different Federal Reserve officials will make speeches this week, including Fed Chair Janet Yellen who hosts a town hall meeting in Washington on Thursday. On Tuesday, we’ll get the first look of farm economy health from Purdue University’s monthly survey of producers.

Economic Calendar


Boston Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren Speech 09:00 AM ET

Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank President Dennis Lockhart Speech 12:40 PM ET


Ag Economy Barometer 9:30 ET



Atlanta Fed Business Inflation Expectations 10:00 AM ET


Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Harker Speech 08:30 AM ET

Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans Speech 08:45 AM ET

St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President Bullard Speech 01:15 PM ET

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen Speech 07:00 PM ET


Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Harker Speech 09:30 AM ET


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