New Podcast Explores How Farm Financing Works… And When It Doesn’t

“Nothing Borrowed, Nothing Gained” Helps Agricultural Decision Makers Understand The Risk And Reward Of Today’s Farm Financial System

AEI Premium, the online community for agricultural decision makers, presents the third season of its award-winning AEI Presents podcast series: “Nothing Borrowed, Nothing Gained.”

This season, hosts Sarah Mock, Brent Gloy, and David Widmar are back, along with a team of experts. Together, they will shine a spotlight on the often mysterious world of agricultural lending. How does a farm loan work? Where, exactly, does the money that farmers borrow come from? How do interest rates impact lenders and borrowers? Farmers, agribusiness leaders, farm policy wonks, and students are each sure to glean insights.

“This season, we connect the dots from the farm to the Federal Reserve and ponder where the future of farm financing may be headed during uncertain times.” said AEI Premium co-founder and “Nothing Borrowed, Nothing Gained” co-host David Widmar. ”You’ll walk away with an answer to the question: just how risky is ag credit?”

“Nothing Borrowed Nothing Gained” builds on themes from the first two seasons of AEI’s podcast, “Escaping 1980” and “Corn Saves America.” Season one explored the causes, impacts, and lasting effects of one of the most infamous events in American agriculture history – the 1980s farm crisis – so listeners could better understand today’s farm economy. Season two explored the history of the ethanol boom for insights into what might be ahead for carbon markets.

Episodes are available to stream now at “Nothing Borrowed, Nothing Gained” is available for download on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Listeners can connect with AEI Premium on Twitter and Facebook to provide feedback.


About AEI Premium

“Nothing Borrowed, Nothing Gained” is presented by AEI Premium, the community for decision makers in agriculture created by Agricultural Economic Insights. AEI Premium’s exclusive content and Ag Forecast Network tool help subscribers navigate today’s agricultural uncertainties more effectively

The podcast has been recognized with the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association’s Digital & Social Media Award and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists’ Star Prize for Audio award. Learn more and start your free trial today at Be your own guru.

David Widmar, Co-Founder