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Finance Outlook
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Fri Jan 15, 2016 06:21 AM CST

AUSTIN, Texas (DTN) -- After a reversal of fortune for livestock and three years of tight or negative margins for grain, signs of farm financial stress are beginning to sprout across farm country. So far, even the experts admit they don't yet have a clear picture of the extent or severity of the problem.

USDA's November forecasts pegged 2015 farm incomes down 32% for grains, oilseeds and fiber sectors, 13% for cattle and 70% for dairy. Worsening cattle feeding losses in particular could be a worry rolling into 2016, farm accountants report, but firm results won't be known until loan ...

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