We will soon put 2018 in the rear-view mirror. “I’ve been out visiting the branches and it seems like the year-end cash flows are a little better than we anticipated,” said Marc Knisely, CEO, AgCountry Farm Credit Services. “Obviously some of the payments that have come through to help offset the trade war has helped; we’re pleasantly surprised with the numbers that are coming in.” Managing costs will continue to be a priority in 2019. “To the extent that you can, make sure you take advantage of fixing interest rates to get long-term costs down.” Land values and equipment prices remain steady, which is seen as positive for the farm economy.
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