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Chapter 12 Over 12 Months

Minneapolis Fed: Farm Balance Sheets ‘Increasingly Stressed;’ Bankruptcies on the Rise

Low crop and livestock prices also bleeding through to ag bank loans
Feedback from farmers, agricultural lenders, suppliers, and other interests in the ag sector, gathered informally by the Minneapolis Fed over the past year or so in meetings and other venues, has suggested that farm balance sheets are increasingly stressed.
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Farm Lending Levels Remain Elevated in 1Q16

Demand for loans for ag equipment and other capital expenditures continued to decline in the first quarter of the year, the volume of large non-real estate farm loans continued to have a significant effect on changes in farm lending, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
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55% of Farm Loans Financed with New Debt

On average, lenders in the Eighth Federal Reserve District reported that 55% of the value of recent farmland transactions was financed with new debt, 30% supported by a pledge of existing equity and 15% paid in cash, according to latest Agricultural Finance Monitor published by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis on Feb. 12.
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