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Illinois Farm Business: Capital Purchases Down? Expect More Tax Liability.

Illinois Farm Business: Capital Purchases Down? Expect More Tax Liability.

👤By Gary Schnitkey, Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Dec 6, 2017

Many Illinois grain farmers have reduced capital purchases in recent years, with prospects for further cuts in 2017 and future years. Overall, reducing capital purchases is a prudent step in times of low grain farm returns. Reducing capital purchases, however,

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Farm Finances: Evaluating Your Capital Debt Repayment Capacity

Farm Finances: Evaluating Your Capital Debt Repayment Capacity

👤By Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Nov 20, 2017

Many financial measures and ratios assist in evaluating the financial health of a business. Not one of those measures itself can assess the overall financial condition of a farm business. It takes a top down review of many of those

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Farm Finances: When Creating 2018 Budgets, Keep In Mind Family Living Costs

Farm Finances: When Creating 2018 Budgets, Keep In Mind Family Living Costs

👤By Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, Bradley Zwilling, and Bailey Fletcher, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Oct 23, 2017

In 2016, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,333 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) average was $76,916–or $6,410 a month for each family. This average was 2.1 percent lower than in 2015. Another

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Illinois: Farm Income Trends Vary with Crop or Livestock Choice

Illinois: Farm Income Trends Vary with Crop or Livestock Choice

👤By Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois Ag Economists 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Farm incomes can and do very greatly from year to year. As well, farm incomes vary by type of farm. This article will review trends in size, income for a group of Illinois FBFM member farms from 2012 to 2016.

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