Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Advisor
Thu May 14, 2015 07:32 AM CDT

Credit conflicts are on the rise. Some of the reasons are obvious: tighter margins, a series of drought in some regions of the country, elimination of several farm program direct payments and a softening of the land market in most of the country. But those aren't news to anyone who has been paying attention.

It's not unusual for troubled farm customers to already have debt levels that exceed USDA/Farm Service Agency's $1.392 million credit guaranteed limit, so that will eliminate one popular risk mitigation tool that helps keep troubled accounts on lenders' books. Another is that too many farmers and ...

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