China’s threat to impose hefty tariffs on dozens of U.S. imports could weaken demand for soybeans, pork and other agricultural products. Here's what that could mean for farmers, ranchers and the banks that lend to them.
The SBA may back off of poultry loans after its inspector general determined that farmers are often controlled by big corporations. That could cause headaches for lenders with a focus on that business.
Turmoil at the Export-Import Bank, a possible trade war with China and a potential retreat from the North American Free Trade Agreement all add up to high anxiety for bankers in the business of financing U.S. exports.