Increasing Debt Burden on Farmers

Farm bankers are putting more and more operating loans on their books, as operators cope with two years of lower income and little prospect of higher commodity prices as winter approaches. The need for operating loans “has significantly altered the debt st


Corn Belt Land Values Shrink

Cropland values are down in the major corn- and soybean-growing states, the result of slumping commodity prices and expectation of higher interest rates.