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Shopping for Credit
Elizabeth Williams DTN Special Correspondent
Mon Oct 3, 2011 10:24 AM CDT

INDIANOLA, Iowa (DTN) -- Iowa farmer Chris Barron was in high school in the mid-1980s when he watched his parents scramble to find a new lender. "They thought we had a solid foundation of credit with a lender who understood agriculture, but they got the rug pulled out from under them," he said. In today's highly volatile markets, part of Barron's risk management strategy is to have a banker "on the bench" in case he needs him.

"I don't want to be searching for a lender under pressure," added Barron, a Rowley, Iowa, corn/soybean producer and independent business consultant. "If ...

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