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A Lender's View of the Ag Economy
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Tue Dec 8, 2015 08:57 AM CST

CHICAGO (DTN) -- CoBank President Mary McBride thinks the ag economy is facing some stout headwinds: a lower price environment, a strong U.S. dollar, deceleration of the Chinese economy and increased global competition in the coarse grain trade.

U.S. net cash income is expected to decline by 40% in 2015, a dramatic change from the strong profits farmers received several years ago.

But she also pointed out the silver linings to attendees of DTN's Ag Summit.

"What's interesting to us is U.S. farm assets versus debts," McBride said. "As a banker, one of the things we focus on is, does ...

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