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Farm-based US local governments will maintain credit quality, though climate risks loom
May 16th 2019 (8.32mins)
Frank Mamo, Alexandra Parker
In this episode of Moody’s Talks, Managing Director Alexandra Parker and Assistant Vice President Frank Mamo of the US Local Government team discuss how agriculture has been a long-standing economic asset for many local governments, providing reliable property tax revenues for decades. Climate risk looms, however, as an increased frequency of extreme weather events could harm farm productivity. ​​​
Farm-based local governments will maintain credit quality, though climate risks loom
​​Despite a weak farm economy, local governments where farmland comprises a significant share of the property tax base are positioned to maintain credit quality. ​
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