Farm financial picture displays warning signals

Vogt, Willie
May 2011
Dakota Farmer;May2011, p30
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The article focuses on the warning signals on the economic performance of agricultural industry in the U.S. It states that early warning signals shows 20% decline in loan-to-value ratios offer by bankers to farm real estate and that supply of farmland is below historic volumes. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City vice president Jason Henderson adds that the risk of upward interest rates will lower crop prices and farm income. Moreover, the excess reserves of companies provide risk of inflation.


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