[Farm] Videos

2018-05-16 – Farm Debt Mediation Bill – First Reading – Video 1

Mark Patterson

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2018-05-16 – Farm Debt Mediation Bill – First Reading – Video 10

Hamish Walker

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Debt can factor as a large component on a farming business’ balance sheet. When a farming business is unable to meet their obligations to their lender the farm debt mediation process begins. This webinar aims to arm you with information on the process and dispel some of the fears and myths around Farm Debt Mediation. Denis McMahon, Senior Lawyer, Farm and Rural Legal Service will discuss the following:

* What is debt mediation?
* What are your rights?
* What your lender can and can’t do
* Timeframes involved
* Levels of assistance – who can help/costs etc
* Changes proposed in the new Farm Business Debt Mediation Bill

This is the first of four short videos that explain key features of the Farm Debt Mediation Act 1994 (NSW). In NSW a lender has to offer confidential mediation before taking possession or other enforcement action for a farm mortgage. Farmers may ask for mediation at any time. This video explains the main steps in a mediation process, the benefits of mediating, and that farmers can seek help to prepare for mediation from Rural Financial Counsellors, accountants or lawyers. More information is available from the NSW Rural Assistance Authority’s website (https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/) or a NSW Rural Financial Counsellor.

This is video four in a four part series that explains farm debt mediation in NSW. This video discusses the role of the mediator, how parties can mediate effectively, and the types of agreements that might be negotiated during the mediation. It also explains the next steps after a satisfactory mediation, including the certificate issued and appeal mechanisms. More information is available from the NSW Rural Assistance Authority’s website (https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/) or a NSW Rural Financial Counsellor.

2018-05-16 – Farm Debt Mediation Bill – First Reading – Video 4

Barbara Kuriger

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This is video two in a four part series that explains farm debt mediation in NSW. This video focuses on how to prepare for the mediation. It explains the benefits of preparing well, and the information and assistance that is available. It also explains the role of the mediator, the effect of a satisfactory mediation, the statutory cooling off period for each mediation agreement, and appeal mechanisms.

This report is a primer on the use of debt by U.S. farm businesses for policymakers, researchers, and others interested in the financial well-being of U.S. agriculture. It pres-ents data on basic debt-use patterns by farm businesses (in 2011, over 900,000 farms oper-ated as farm businesses based on their size, organizational structure, or the occupation of their principal operator) and explores key trends over 20 years. U.S. farm debt use varies widely by farm size, specialization, operator age, and other farm characteristics. Large-scale farm businesses, farm businesses with younger operators, and dairy and poultry farm businesses all have higher levels of debt use. Both average debt-to-asset ratios and the share of farm businesses with high debt-to-asset ratios have declined over time.

Winner of the Margaret Mead Award of the Society for Applied Anthropology

The farm crisis of the 1980s was the worst economic disaster to strike rural America since the Depression—thousands of farmers lost their land and homes, irrevocably altering their communities and, as Kathryn Marie Dudley shows, giving rise to devastating social trauma that continues to affect farmers today. Through interviews with residents of an agricultural county in western Minnesota, Dudley provides an incisive account of the moral dynamics of loss, dislocation, capitalism, and solidarity in farming communities.

Winner of the Margaret Mead Award of the Society for Applied Anthropology

The farm crisis of the 1980s was the worst economic disaster to strike rural America since the Depression—thousands of farmers lost their land and homes, irrevocably altering their communities and, as Kathryn Marie Dudley shows, giving rise to devastating social trauma that continues to affect farmers today. Through interviews with residents of an agricultural county in western Minnesota, Dudley provides an incisive account of the moral dynamics of loss, dislocation, capitalism, and solidarity in farming communities.