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Florida Farm Business: Maximize Energy Efficiency with Free Evaluations, Cost-Share Program

Florida Farm Business: Maximize Energy Efficiency with Free Evaluations, Cost-Share Program

👤By Andrea Albertin, University of Florida Extension Water Resources Specialist 🕔Jan 12, 2018

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) Office of Energy is currently offering free energy evaluations, along with cost-share funds to increase on-farm energy efficiency for agricultural producers in Florida. This includes all types of operations, such as

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Illinois Farm Business: Habits of Financially Resilient Farms

Illinois Farm Business: Habits of Financially Resilient Farms

👤By Nick Paulson, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Jan 11, 2018

This is a presentation summary from the 2017 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 18-22, 2017. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries (PDF) are available here. Over the past 10 years, returns

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Federal Reserve: Farm Income Stabilizing but Trade Questions Remain

Federal Reserve: Farm Income Stabilizing but Trade Questions Remain

👤By Cortney Cowley, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City Economist 🕔Jan 11, 2018

The outlook for agriculture remains downbeat but is beginning to show signs of stabilization. Despite aggregate measures of farm income being significantly lower than in previous years, the farm income forecast for 2017 was relatively unchanged from the 2016 estimate.

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Ag Economy Barometer: Increasing Pessimism Drives Producer Sentiment Lower

Ag Economy Barometer: Increasing Pessimism Drives Producer Sentiment Lower

👤By James Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economists 🕔Jan 9, 2018

The Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer drifted lower to a reading of 126 in December, the second month in a row that the barometer has declined. The Ag Economy Barometer is based on monthly survey responses provided by 400 agricultural

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Kansas: 5 Upcoming Farm Financial Workshops in Jan., Feb.

Kansas: 5 Upcoming Farm Financial Workshops in Jan., Feb.

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Dec 8, 2017

With farm profitability rivaling the low levels of the 1980s, K-State Research and Extension is offering confidential, one-on-one financial planning assistance to agricultural producers in five locations in early 2018. Through Farm Financial workshops, a farm analyst will work directly

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USDA: Farm Income Forecast – Most Row Crop Receipts Decline, But Profits Stable

USDA: Farm Income Forecast – Most Row Crop Receipts Decline, But Profits Stable

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 30, 2017

After 3 consecutive years of decline, farm sector profits are forecast to be relatively stable in 2017. Net farm income, a broader measure of profits, is forecast to increase $1.7 billion (2.7 percent) from 2016 to $63.2 billion in 2017

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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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Ag Economy Barometer: Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

Ag Economy Barometer: Glass Half Full or Half Empty?

👤By James Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economists 🕔Nov 7, 2017

The latest measure of agricultural producer sentiment improved slightly during October to 135, its third-highest level since data collection began two years ago (Figure 1). Although stronger than a month earlier, the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer remained within the

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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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Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Farm Lending Stabilizes, but Bank Liquidity Tightening 3Q – Fed Reserve Bank of Kansas City

👤By Nathan Kauffman, Federal Reserve Assistant Vice President and Omaha Branch Executive and Matt Clark, Assistant Economist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Lending at agricultural banks appeared to stabilize in the third quarter of 2017, but risks in the sector have remained alongside a persistently weak agricultural economy. After declining in the winter months, the volume of loans used to finance non-real

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