Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Advisor
Tue Jun 9, 2015 02:52 PM CDT

Aside from several collaborative farming efforts, using mergers and acquisition to grow a business has generally been considered a corporate America topic. However, I think there are several things developing in the production agriculture sector which makes it something that more farmers need to think about now.

The first is the decline in farm income, which may be long-running. The second is the softening in land values. These will affect several things: repayment capacity, declines in market value net worth, increased leverage, reduced liquidity and tighter credit due to higher risk.

There is a basic principle of economics that I ...

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