Many farm banks are as vulnerable today as those that failed in the farm crisis of the 1980s, a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis claims.

Although most agricultural banks are profitable and well capitalized, a severe agricultural downturn could cause many to fail, concluded Kevin L. Kliesen and R. Alton Gilbert in their study, "Are Some Agricultural Banks Too Agricultural?"

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