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Financing Growth: Lending in the Ag Industry - Financial Distress Issues for Family Farmers and Their Creditors


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Depressed pricing for agricultural products and a softening agricultural real estate market are causing financial distress for family farmers and plain old distress for their creditors. Husch Blackwell Partner Michael Fielding will discuss steps creditors can take to protect their interests in these challenging circumstances. He will also address the leverage that a family farmer gains through a Chapter 12 bankruptcy filing and ways creditors can respond in those situations.

Commodity Hedging

Attorney Katie Murphy will present on commodity hedging, the laws and regulations that govern the practice, and the industry structure and mechanics that have developed. We will also discuss the “value” built into a commodity hedging contract and how a creditor can obtain a security interest in that value.

Date and Time
Thursday, March 2, 2017
9:00 a.m. – Registration, continental breakfast and networking
9:30 - 11:30 a.m. – Program

Husch Blackwell
4801 Main Street, 10th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64112

Who Should Attend
Farmers, food and agribusiness industry lenders, third-party vendors to the food and ag industry, and executives and managers from farms, agricultural co-ops and other businesses related to the food and ag industry.

Continuing Education Credits
This program is pending approval for Kansas and Missouri continuing legal education credit.

Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809 or Partner Scott Thompson at 816.983.8386.