Farm loans still relatively cheap, but repayment more challenging (PDF download)

The next 12 months will be a challenging time for agricultural lenders and farmers, says Bryon Parman, Mississippi State University Extension agricultural economist.

“Many farmers who are in precarious financial situations may face forced sales, and a depressed equipment market certainly won’t improve matters.”

The analysis is based on a May survey of agricultural lenders, appraisers, farm managers, and agricultural economists, conducted by...