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Agricultural Lending: Assessing Your Risk and Calibrating in a Different Environment

Aired: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

1.25 CLBB

Tougher times for agriculture have been in full force, and the ripple effects that commodity prices and supplies have had on producers, suppliers, corporations, and communities that rely on certain commodities are far-reaching. Given the current environment of volatility and sustained lower commodity prices for some segments, many financial institutions are finding it prudent to step back and assess their existing policies, underwriting, and overall risk appetite. But banks also must understand the problems borrowers are experiencing before they can make appropriate adjustments for new loans or renewals. Those that fail to do so face the potential of higher default risk and greater losses.

We will take a look at the Ag lending market and discuss why it is important for lenders to maintain their focus on Ag borrowers, as well as borrowers whom operate in communities which are driven by the Ag economy. By developing, an understanding of the current agricultural environment and making adjustments to monitoring, policies, procedures, and risk appetites accordingly, financial institutions can better manage their risks and portfolios.

Discussion Highlights:

  • An overview of the Ag lending market and what challenges exist
  • What the regulators are saying regarding ag lending
  • Some new thoughts on ways to approach the monitoring of performing ag loan relationships including real life examples
  • How to effectively identify and assess problem ag borrowers on a timely basis
  • Assessing ways your loan review function can contribute in helping assess the credit quality within your ag portfolio


  • Giulio Camerini, CRC, Senior Managing Consultant, Crowe LLP
  • Steve Krase, CRC, Manager, Crowe LLP

 Continuing Education Credits


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ABA Member • $210
Non-Member • $310



  • Chief Lenders
  • Chief Credit Officers
  • Chief Risk Officers
  • Internal Audit Managers
  • Bank Audit Committee Members
  • Bank Loan Officers
  • Bank Credit Managers
  • Loan Review Department Managers/Staff
  • Chief Data Managers
  • Bank Board Members
  • CLBBs, CRCMs and CPAs

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