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Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics


Farm Bankruptcies Update: Fourth Quarter of 2020

This reports provides an update on Chapter 12 farm bankruptcies through the fourth quarter of 2020. The US banking sector and local community banks faced great uncertainty in 2020 due to pandemic. The consolidation intensity within US banking sector continued in 2020. Ohio experienced a similar trend, with continued decrease in the number of community banks. However, Ohio banks remained highly profitable relative to the national average, and the credit availability increased significantly as the increase in the amount of bank deposits outpaced the increase in the amount of loans. Overall Ohio banks slightly increased bankruptcy risks in 2020 but are still more resilient than the national average.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021