Sometimes Timing is Everything… An Updated Look at U.S. Farm Sector Financial Conditions


by Brent Gloy

Last week I thought that it would be a good time to look at farm sector financial conditions, particularly some ratios of repayment capacity.  My timing could have been a little better because only a couple days after I wrote the post, USDA made an update to its farm sector income forecast.  Usually you can count on these updates to be relatively minor.  Not this time.

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Farm Sector Financial Conditions – Caution Ahead?


by Brent Gloy

As farm incomes have fallen, the financial difficulty hasn’t been confined to just a few commodity groups, rather almost all segments of agriculture are going through some tough times. This week we take a look at how those challenges have impacted the financial condition and performance of the farm sector.  Continue reading