Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Advisor
Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:18 PM CDT

Given commodity price projections for 2015 crops, grain-based farming faces its toughest year in the last 20. Both farmers and farm lenders need to be vigilant for signs of deteriorating financials, especially if negative returns become a multi-year phenomenon. Taking early corrective action now could mean a much smoother landing than the farm economy experienced in the 1980s.

In 2011, I served on an Economics Research Service panel charged with reviewing the ARMS (Agricultural Resource Management Survey). As part of that process, I contacted 12 senior industry observers and asked their thoughts on leading financial indicators of the future performance ...

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