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Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Advisor
Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:55 AM CST

Solvency is the next topic in this series on financial fitness. Remember that low-equity farms saw their paper net worth vanish when farmland values collapsed 25 years ago, and that possibility still exists today.

The recent increase in land values hasn't been driven by debt on the part of buyers like it was during the farm credit crisis. But those who aren't as profitable or as liquid have been relying on land value increases to keep their balance sheets looking strong. In my opinion, they need to pay particular attention to solvency now or risk getting hammered one of these ...

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