Ag lending

House panel criticizes SBA over proposed affiliation rule

02/26/20

Members of the House Financial Services Committee expressed concerns to SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza that the rule could harm poultry farmers.

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Heartland banks have a new worry in turbulent ethanol business

02/12/20

Ag lenders say the Trump administration’s waivers for oil refineries threaten another source of revenue for corn growers and ethanol makers.

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Veteran CEO retiring from Great Western in South Dakota

02/11/20

Ken Karels will be succeeded by Mark Borrecco, who had been CEO of Rabobank's U.S. bank.

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FDIC advises banks to exercise caution with agricultural loans

01/28/20

To guard against headwinds in the agricultural sector, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. recommended that institutions consider the “overall financial status” of farm loan borrowers.

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Community Banks with the Largest Farm Loan Portfolios

12/16/19

On Sep. 30, 2019. Dollars in thousands.

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More ag banks slide into red as trade war drags on

12/05/19

The percentage of farm lenders losing money hit a six-year high in the third quarter, according to the FDIC.

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‘Nobody has working capital’: Ag lenders lament trade war’s impact

11/12/19

So far farm loans are holding up well, but bankers gathered at an industry conference this week said they are growing increasingly concerned that credit quality will weaken if the U.S. and China don’t reach a deal soon.

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Community Banks with the Largest Farm Loan Portfolios

09/16/19

On Jun. 30, 2019. Dollars in thousands.

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Farm foreclosures rise as trade war drags on

09/11/19

Banks are taking back more farmland through foreclosure than at any point in the past three years as low crop prices, epic flooding and the Trump administration’s trade spat with China have left many farmers struggling to pay their debts.

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Bankruptcy relief for farmers would compound banks' credit risk

08/11/19

President Trump is expected to sign legislation soon that would expand the number of farmers who could file under the more lenient Chapter 12. Ag lenders are worried because farm bankruptcies recently rose and the trade war with China could worsen.

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