Digging into Farm Debt

It seems that one can hardly pick up a farm magazine today without seeing a story laying out concerns about farm debt and the financial stability of the farm sector.  It is true that some farms are facing a difficult economic situation and that there have been and will continue to be bankruptcies in farm country.  However, we wanted to see what the data have to say about the level of debt in the U.S. farm sector and examine how that debt is distributed amongst different types of farms.  (more…)