NEWS
Prepare for Tougher Times
Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor
Tue Nov 12, 2013 07:32 AM CST

MINNEAPOLIS (DTN) -- What will an end to the recent Golden Era of Agriculture mean to farmers and ranchers, as well as the bankers who loan them money?

With lower commodity prices, that is one of the central questions at the American Bankers Association National Agricultural Bankers Conference, which started Monday in Minneapolis.

The availability of credit will be one of the keys to how the current seven-year farm cycle -- a "Golden Era" -- plays out, according to Jason Henderson and Brent Gloy, both ag economists at Purdue University.

Farmers currently don't expect lower prices to be the trend. ...

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