Real estate assets constitute more than four-fifths of total U.S. farm sector assets

Bar and line chart comparing farm sector assets, in 2023 dollars, with real estate assets as a share of total assets from 2000 through forecasted amounts for 2022 and 2023.

USDA’s Economic Research Service projects that U.S. farm debt is expected to rise to a record level in 2023, with interest rates as the fastest-growing production cost. However, when measured using solvency and liquidity ratios, the potential impact of higher interest expenses is minimal.

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