Income risk varies with what you grow, where you grow it
AuthorSteven C. Blank
Author AffiliationsS. C. Blank is Extension Economist, Department of Agricultural Economics, UC Davis.
Hilgardia 46(5):14-16. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n05p14. September 1992.
Farmers seeking credit today are up against a lending “crunch” that is forcing them to re-assess what they grow and where they grow it. To assist those looking for new market opportunities, a new study offers ways of calculating the kinds of financial risks that concern the lenders who read today's credit applications.
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