Ag lenders aren’t as worried about inflation this year but more about farmer liquidity

The agriculture sector has seen its share of ups and downs in recent years, and a new report shows some of the largest concerns of ag bankers within the industry have shifted.

Inflation was a top concern over the last two years but it has been taken over by liquidity and farm income concerns. The Ag Lender Survey shows interest rates have analysts on edge but they say the situation is not as bad as in the 1980s.

Lenders are also bracing for incomes to dip over the next year. Their largest concerns are in the dairy and pork sectors.