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Finding the Sweet Spot on Debt Use

Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) and Frontier Farm Credit are co-sponsoring a webinar series, Two Economists and a Lender. Our June installment featured Agriculture Economic Insights (AEI) co-founders David Widmar and Brent Gloy and Garrett Horton, financial services officer. The webinar recording from June 25 is available.

 
 

Debt is an important financial tool that many farms utilize. Like Goldilocks’ paradox, the challenge is finding the sweet spot for how much debt to use. We helped producers think critically about key ratios to watch and how they can dive-deep into their farms’ situation.

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