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Farm crisis of '80s 'not imminent'

If farmland values continue to decline and debt continues to rise, debt-to-asset ratios could become more troubling.

The financial conditions are not as dire as they were in the 1980s, but after a 50% slide in net farm income since 2013, if conditions persists, it won’t be good for the health of the countryside.

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