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FARM LOAN DELINQUENCIES HIGHEST IN NINE YEARS AS PRICES SLUMP –

Farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by President Donald Trump’s tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in at least nine years. “It is beginning to become a serious situation nationwide at least in the grain crops – those that produce corn, soybeans, wheat,” said Allen Featherstone, head of the Department of Agricultural Economics at Kansas State University. (The News Gazette

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