How Sensitive is the Farm Sector’s Ability to Repay Debt to Rising Interest Rates?

Farm sector debt is nearing the historically high levels seen in the early 1980s, but today’s low interest rate environment has helped keep farmers’ interest payments relatively low. The farm sector currently appears prepared to handle the near-term expected interest rate increases, but several factors could increase financial stress.


Issue Date:
Feb 28 2018
Publication Type:
Journal Article
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/268963
ISSN:
0886-5558
Language:
English
Published in:
Choices, Volume 33, Issue 1
Page range:
1-8
JEL Codes:
G21; Q12; Q14; Q18




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