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Farm bank lending up 6%

More than 96% of farm banks were profitable in 2017 and remain well-capitalized.

In 2017, the agriculture sector continued its strong performance despite signs of slowing down, and as a result, farm banks posted solid results. Farm banks reported solid asset quality and a strengthened balance sheet in 2017. In addition, farm banks, as a group, remained well- capitalized through 2017.

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