Is More Credit the Best Way to Assist Beginning Low-Equity Farmers?

Government programs to assist beginning farmers enjoy strong political support. Current Federal programs use credit enhancements to help beginning farmers purchase commercial farms; but higher debt loads increase financial risk. Future Federal policy may need to go beyond traditional credit programs and encourage equity investments or provide tax advantages to landowners who sell or rent their land to beginning farmers.


Issue Date:
1996
Publication Type:
Report
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/33602
Total Pages:
4
Series Statement:
Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 724-04; Issues in Agricultural and Rural Finance




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