Ag Economy: 15-Point Checklist for You and Your Lender – DTN

🕔May 20, 2019Good times lift both good and bad farm managers, but when profit margins grow slim, farmers with higher levels of business intelligence are more likely to succeed and grow. Agricultural […]

Farm Crisis? It Depends On Who You Ask, Who You Are – DTN

🕔Mar 21, 2019Iowa attorney Joe Peiffer spent the latter half of February helping some of his clients try to restructure debt and get operating loans for 2019 after these farmers found out […]

Farm Business: Financial Anxiety Rising? Talk to Your Ag Lender Sooner than Later.

🕔Dec 22, 2017Falling commodity prices and sliding farmland values over the past three years are pushing some farmers into troubling financial territory. It’s tough to think about the future when you’re worried […]

Farmland Values Up; Income and Cash Rents Declined – St. Louis Fed, 1Q 2017 Report

🕔May 18, 2017Farm income declined in the first quarter of 2017 from a year earlier according to the latest survey of agricultural bankers in the Eighth Federal Reserve District. Proportionately more bankers […]

Farmers and Ag Lenders: You Can’t Afford NOT to Read This – DTN

🕔Mar 22, 2017I recently attended a Farm Credit Director Development program in Charleston, South Carolina, where Dave Kohl presented an agricultural economic update. I thought his presentation was exceptional.  He described agricultural […]

Farm Loans: Counterparty Risks Can Blow Up Without Warning

🕔May 27, 2016Counterparty risk has become an increasing concern for lenders in assessing a borrower’s risk profile. Counterparty risk is defined as the risk that a party to a transaction will fail […]

Mid-South Ag, Environmental Law Conference, Memphis, April 22

🕔Apr 5, 2016Handling agricultural bankruptcies, federal wetland regulations and a keynote about ag trade with Cuba are all part of the third annual Mid-South Ag and Environmental Law Conference on April 22 […]

Farmland Values: Will 2017 be the Year of Reckoning? – DTN

🕔Mar 28, 2016Farm real estate makes up more than 80% of the total assets of agriculture. In most states land values have been softening as farm income has fallen. There have been […]

Ag Lenders Eyeing Loan Payments and Spring Cash Rent Negotiations – DTN

🕔Feb 11, 2016Three straight years of falling farm incomes are beginning to extract a toll. The outlook for ag credit conditions deteriorated sharply in late 2015, based on a fourth-quarter survey by […]

MetLife’s Ag Loan Portfolio Hits Record Level

🕔Feb 1, 2016MetLife, Inc. announced today that it originated $3.2 billion in agricultural loans in 2015 through its Agricultural Investments Department. MetLife is one of the largest agricultural mortgage lenders in North […]

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