It looks like more of the same for the ag economy in the coming months.
“Everybody across the state is very cautious,” says Richard
Baier, president and CEO of the Nebraska Bankers Association (NBA). “Obviously
there’s a lot of concern among our producers, and subsequently our ag lenders.
“I think it’s been true, in recent years, that 50 to 70
percent of our customers continue to make money—and we have 20 to 30 percent
that struggle, and maybe 5 to 10 percent that really struggle,” Baier says.