Forbes Feature: Are We Nearing Another Farm Crisis?

Agrograph CEO Jim O'Brien has been featured in Forbes discussing how institutions can proactively prepare to protect themselves.

by Agrograph

February 10, 2023 · 1 min read

The current farm bill is expiring in 2023, and rising inflation and global supply chain issues plague the agriculture industry. Farmers struggle to keep pace with production costs, meet expectations around ESG initiatives, and obtain financing from banks.

With all of these factors shaping the market, are we nearing a farm crisis like we saw in the ’80s or perhaps another “too big to fail” scenario as we saw in 2008?

Meanwhile, steep increases in the value of farmland mean agricultural lending may be a promising lending segment for banks to get involved in as other segments slow down. To create partnerships with farmers, agricultural lenders need a straightforward way to address risk. However, determining the risk of an agricultural borrower is more complicated (and nuanced) than consumer or commercial lending.

In this Forbes article, Jim O’Brien discusses what types of information ag lenders need to effectively mitigate risk, and how they can use data services to scale their portfolio amidst a challenging market.

Read the full article here!

Agrograph is a global agrifintech company that delivers data-based solutions to companies with exposure to agriculture. Agros™ Solutions empower companies invested in agriculture to drive important business decisions, manage risk, and capitalize on opportunity. Agrograph is the Credit Score of Agriculture™.

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