June survey results at a glance:
* Leading economic indicator strengthens for the month.
* Hiring gauge remains below growth neutral, but four of 10 firms expect to add workers in the second half of 2015.
* Inflation reading falls. Firms expect their prices to grow by 1.7 percent in next year.
* Oklahoma and North Dakota weaken again as energy sector sheds jobs.
July Survey Results at a Glance:
* The Rural Mainstreet Index rose above growth neutral, its highest reading since January of this year.
* Farmland prices declined for the 20th straight month, but with wide variations across the region.
* On average, bankers reported a 6.8 percent fall in farmland prices over the past 12 months.
* Only 11.9 percent of bankers reported that farm loan defaults were up for the year. However, 54.8 percent of bankers expect farm loan defaults to rise over the next year.
* Retail sales rise for the month.