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Farm-sector solvency ratios signal continued financial strength through 2014

Farm-sector solvency ratios signal continued financial strength through 2014
Debt-to-equity and debt-to-asset ratios are major indicators of the financial well-being of the farm sector. Lower ratios signify that farmers are relying less on borrowed funds to finance their asset holdings. The steady decline in both ratios since the mid-1980s is due to relatively large growth in the value of farm assets (driven principally by increases in farm real estate values), while farm-debt levels increased at a much slower pace.

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Last updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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