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on January 21, 2011

Farm Debt Surges Most Since 1970s As Land Prices Rise

Debt carried by U.S. farmers increased significantly in recent years as prices for farmland surged, leaving young farmers and livestock producers most exposed to possible financial strain, according to a recent Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City report.

Debt carried by U.S. farmers increased significantly in recent years as prices for farmland surged, leaving young farmers and livestock producers most exposed to possible financial strain, according to a recent Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City report.

The article by reserve bank economist Brian Briggeman finds that farmers with…

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