Community banks juggling loan flow against higher risk

CRAZY DAYS: Bankers, like Brett Blanchard, Baton Rouge market president of BancorpSouth Bank, are trying to navigate through a pandemic, a slumping oil and gas industry and the potential fallout from the upcoming presidential election. (Don Kadair)

Baton Rouge community banks are trying to keep capital flowing while mitigating increased risk in the uncertain economy created by the pandemic.

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