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KC FED REPORTS AGRICULTURAL LENDING IS CONSISTENTLY SLOWER
Source: Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank

Farm lending slowed alongside the initial effects of the pandemic and a more pessimistic outlook for agricultural economic conditions. The volume of total non-real estate farm loans continued into a yearlong trend of declines during the second quarter of 2020.

The slowdown in lending generally was consistent across all types of loans. Delinquency rates on farm loans increased at a steady pace through the first quarter and agricultural credit conditions remained weak.

Recently implemented government lending programs (Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loans) likely supplemented the financing needs of some producers while direct aid payments may help offset declines in farm revenues in 2020.

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