Model for U.S. Farm Financial Adjustment Analysis of Alternative Public Policies

Damona G. Doye, Robert W. Jolly
September 1987  [87-TR 1]

As the agricultural sector adjusts to financial stress and constantly changing national and international policies, additional structural changes are expected. The capacity for adjustment through existing agricultural asset markets depends on both the extent of farm restructuring and the resiliency of the markets and agricultural institutions. Research is needed to estimate farm financial restructuring needs and the expected duration of the restructuring process. Projecting the magnitude of change needed for financial stability in agriculture would help in assessing the ability of existing markets and institutions to manage restructuring. Policies to alleviate farm financial stress could then be judged for appropriateness and effectiveness.

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