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Oklahoma: Farm Finances – OSU Team Helps with Decision Making

Oklahoma: Farm Finances – OSU Team Helps with Decision Making

👤By Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University 🕔Mar 23, 2017

A team of Oklahoma State University agricultural economists is making it easier than ever for producers to become better aware of sound farm financial planning practices and Farm Service Agency programs that may help their operational bottom line. Team members

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Farm Policy: Financial Pressure on Farms Likely to Continue

Farm Policy: Financial Pressure on Farms Likely to Continue

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Mar 20, 2017

A news release last week from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri indicates continued financial pressure on United

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Farm Policy: USDA’s Chief Economist Provides Outlook for U.S. Ag

Farm Policy: USDA’s Chief Economist Provides Outlook for U.S. Ag

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 24, 2017

Speaking yesterday at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum in Arlington, Virginia, USDA Chief Economist Robert C. Johansson provided a broad outlook for U.S. agriculture.  Today’s update provides an overview of key aspects of Dr. Johansson’s presentation. Farm Economics In his speech

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Illinois Farm Finances: Ag Debt Continues to Increase

Illinois Farm Finances: Ag Debt Continues to Increase

👤By Bradley Zwilling, Brandy Krapf, and Dwight Raab, University of Illinois 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Agricultural debt on a nominal basis in Illinois has been increasing since 1991. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Illinois Farm Business Farm Management (FBFM) are shown to see if increasing debt levels pose problems for the

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Farm Policy: 3 Fed, Bank Reports Show Declining Farmland Values; Tighter Credit

Farm Policy: 3 Fed, Bank Reports Show Declining Farmland Values; Tighter Credit

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Feb 13, 2017

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City each released updates regarding farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the fourth quarter of last year.   The Fed reports, which contained concerning news for farmers,

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Missouri: Tightening Profit Margins Means Farmers Must Control Costs

Missouri: Tightening Profit Margins Means Farmers Must Control Costs

👤By Linda Geist, University of Missouri 🕔Feb 1, 2017

Higher production costs and lower commodity prices mean farmers must control costs more carefully than ever, says University of Missouri Extension agricultural economist Ray Massey. Land, seed and fertilizer are the largest production costs for row crop operations. “If you

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Farm Business: New Ag Loan Slow Down in 4Q – Fed Reserve of Kansas City

Farm Business: New Ag Loan Slow Down in 4Q – Fed Reserve of Kansas City

👤By Nathan Kauffman and Matt Clark, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City 🕔Jan 23, 2017

Farm lending activity at commercial banks slowed significantly in the fourth quarter as lenders and borrowers assessed economic prospects for 2017. Despite persistent increases in the level of outstanding farm debt and ongoing demand for loan renewals, new loan originations

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Farm Financial Statements – Tips on Working Capital as Related to Debt/Asset Ratio

Farm Financial Statements – Tips on Working Capital as Related to Debt/Asset Ratio

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

Many of you are in the midst of preparing financial statements for 2016. It is important to take the time to prepare a complete and accurate set of financial documents that include an accrual income statement and a balance sheet.

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Midwest Margin Squeeze Pushes Farmers to Visit Lenders – Commentary

Midwest Margin Squeeze Pushes Farmers to Visit Lenders – Commentary

👤By Todd Kuethe, TIAA-CREF Center for Farmland Values 🕔Jan 9, 2017

This is a presentation summary from the 2016 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 12-16, 2016. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries (PDF) are available here. The continued “margin squeeze” faced by

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Ag Lenders Expect Financial Stress to Worsen for Farmers, Ranchers

Ag Lenders Expect Financial Stress to Worsen for Farmers, Ranchers

👤By Tom Reust, Kansas State University 🕔Dec 22, 2016

According to a recent study of lenders, financial stress on farmers is expected to continue for some time.  “Our research indicates a continued deterioration in agricultural credit conditions,” said Allen Featherstone, head of the Kansas State University Department of Agricultural

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