Ag Borrowing: What Makes Nontraditional Financing Nontraditional? Mar 19, 2020

🕔Mar 19, 2020
Many recent discussions of “nontraditional finance” focus on alternative sources of credit for financially stressed farms. While this is an important issue facing the farm economy, broader changes to agricultural credit markets are also […]

Seed Corn Costs: Seed Company Financing vs. Traditional Financing Oct 17, 2019

🕔Oct 17, 2019
To manage input costs, many producers take advantage of early pay and other discounts offered by input suppliers. Seed and chemicals often have complex pricing, with a range of pre-pay […]

Seed Corn Costs: How Do Discounts Work with Seed Company Financing? Oct 15, 2019

🕔Oct 15, 2019
To manage input costs, many producers take advantage of early pay and other discounts offered by input suppliers. Seed and chemicals often have complex pricing, with a range of pre-pay […]

Seed Corn Costs: How Large Are the Discounts? Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
To manage input costs, many producers take advantage of early pay and other discounts offered by input suppliers. Seed and chemicals often have complex pricing, with a range of pre-pay […]

Buying Equipment: Does Dealer Financing Make It Riskier in a Downturn? May 29, 2018

🕔May 29, 2018
In a series of recent articles, we show that farmers’ use of implement dealer financing has increased substantially since 2003. Implement dealers currently provide nearly one-third of the agricultural sector’s […]

Dealer Financing: What Are Those Interest Rates You’re Paying? May 17, 2018

🕔May 17, 2018
In a previous article, we estimated that implement dealers provided 27% of the agricultural sector’s long term non-real estate debt in 2016 (farmdoc daily, May 9, 2008). This post examines the […]

Farm Equipment Dealers Have Growing Share of Loan Market May 10, 2018

🕔May 10, 2018
Farmers rely on external debt capital to finance their capital base, to conduct marketing and production activities, and to provide a valuable source of liquidity in responding to risk. Farmers […]

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