Agricultural lending, a bright spot for banking amid the enduring credit crisis, may be losing some luster.

Though healthy in the third quarter, farm credit conditions are expected by bankers and economists to weaken in coming months as agriculture income shrinks amid falling crop prices and narrower profit margins on ethanol production.

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