Dickinson, Mackaman, Tyler & Hagen, P.C. counsels more than 90 financial institutions doing business across Iowa. Our attorneys regularly consult with financial institutions on agriculture lending matters, from small producer operations to larger agribusiness concerns. We have a long history of helping Iowa community banks and other lenders in documenting and enforcing agricultural and agri-business loans, including:
- Loan documentation creation and review
- Loan workouts
- Collateral enforcement
Financial institutions cannot control the weather or commodity prices, but they can control the condition of their ag loan files. Seeking experienced legal counsel to review ag loan files before the situation becomes dire is a frequently overlooked preventative measure that saves time and expense. Having Dickinson attorneys conduct documentation reviews, either at the start of the loan or at renewal, is a smart investment--our work with lenders on ag loan workouts, foreclosures, and bankruptcies has proven this repeatedly.
Ag Lending Video Library
The attorneys at Dickinson Law have put together a series of videos that cover key points of the ag lending process and items financial institutions should watch out for as part of the lending process.
Third-Party Ag Liens--You're Not as Secure as You Think!
2019 Avoiding Aggravation in Ag Lending Webinar
You can also download the webinar handouts here (PDF).
Preparing for and Handling Ag Bankruptcies
Essential Provisions in Loan Documentation
Ag Loan Modifications, Workouts, and Nonjudicial Alternatives
Agricultural Foreclosure Issues
Organic Farming: Will it Bail Out a Troubled Operation
Ag Lending Resources
Iowa Agribusiness Blog | Articles and insights on Iowa's agriculture economy
ISU Farmland Value Survey | Information on Iowa ag land values and trends going back to 1941
Federal Reserve Seventh District Ag Credit Conditions | IA, MI, Northern IL and Northern, IN ag credit information
Federal Reserve Ninth District Ag Credit Conditions Survey | MN, MT, ND, SD, and Northern WI ag credit information
Federal Reserve Tenth District Ag Credit Conditions Survey | CO, KS, Northwest MO, NE, Northern NM, OK, and WY ag credit information
Ag Economy Barometer | A nationwide measure of the health of the U.S. Ag Industry