Economic Information Bulletin No. (EIB-211) 36 pp

October 2019

Financial Conditions in the U.S. Agricultural Sector: Historical Comparisons

This study compares recent aggregate and farm-level measures of financial performance to historic levels to better understand the severity of the current downturn in the agricultural economy and to identify the types of farms that are under the greatest financial stress.

Keywords: Farm financial performance, farm income, debt, liquidity, loan repayment capacity, working capital, solvency, debt-to-asset ratio, agricultural lending, default rate, financial stress

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