FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Jerry Gulke DTN Columnist
Mon Nov 25, 2013 06:55 AM CST

As mentioned last week, I was anticipating the Federal Reserve Land/Lease Update Conference this past week. While I was rather disappointed in the morning session as it dealt with risk management from a lender's point of view, it was interesting none the less.

Lenders deal with all economic and financial ratios that are taught in graduate business schools and used as a determining factor of risk assessment. The basics are the same, but times change.

Back in 1982—1985 it was high interest rates and poor debt to equity ratios and basic overleveraging that were partially to blame for the worst ...

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