Ag lending

Google checking accounts, debt collection tech, PPP loan sell-off: Top stories of the week


Why banks want in on Google checking accounts; readying new tech tools to tackle anticipated rise in delinquencies; more institutions opt to sell PPP loans as heavy lifting nears; and more from this week’s most-read stories.


House panel criticizes SBA over proposed affiliation rule


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


Heartland banks have a new worry in turbulent ethanol business


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


Veteran CEO retiring from Great Western in South Dakota


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


FDIC advises banks to exercise caution with agricultural loans


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.


Community Banks with the Largest Farm Loan Portfolios


On Sep. 30, 2019. Dollars in thousands.


More ag banks slide into red as trade war drags on


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


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


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.


Community Banks with the Largest Farm Loan Portfolios


On Jun. 30, 2019. Dollars in thousands.


Farm foreclosures rise as trade war drags on


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.