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Farm Economy: Federal Reserve Ag Surveys Provide Updated Look

Farm Economy: Federal Reserve Ag Surveys Provide Updated Look Updated

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔May 15, 2017

On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City each released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the first quarter of this year.  Today’s update provides a brief overview of yesterday’s

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Nebraska: Farm Finances Not So Bad Based on Survey

Nebraska: Farm Finances Not So Bad Based on Survey

👤By Tina Barrett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔May 9, 2017

Nebraska Farm Business, Inc. recently completed its financial averages for 2016. These averages represent the 120 farms across the state participating in this financial analysis program. Each year the data collected from these farms’ records is averaged to provide participants

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Farm Business: Cut Costs – Partner Up on Equipment Ownership

Farm Business: Cut Costs – Partner Up on Equipment Ownership

👤By Tim Lemmons, former Nebraska Extension Educator 🕔Apr 10, 2017

Editor’s Note: Reviewed and revised by Nebraska Extension Educators Allan Vyhnalek and Jim Jansen, and Jay Parsons, associate professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics Economic efficiency is paramount to profitability in crop production operations. Machinery and production equipment costs

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Farm Family Business: 10 Tips for Tough Times

Farm Family Business: 10 Tips for Tough Times

👤By Phil Durst, Michigan State University 🕔Apr 6, 2017

For many farms, across all of agriculture, the returns are poor relative to the cost of production. The result is great stress among many farm families. During times like this, it is easy to lose perspective, have difficulty making decisions

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Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Slips as 2017’s Challenges Start Coming into Focus

Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Slips as 2017’s Challenges Start Coming into Focus

👤By James Mintert, David Widmar, and Michael Langemeier, Purdue University 🕔Apr 4, 2017

The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer slipped to 124 in March, marking the second month in a row that producer sentiment dropped below the prior month’s level. Recent weakness in the Barometer – which is based on a monthly

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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 Business: Making Sure You are Financially Tuned Up – 4 Steps

Farm Business: Making Sure You are Financially Tuned Up – 4 Steps

👤By Tina Barrett, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Mar 8, 2017

It’s common for producers to take their tractors and combines into the shop on an annual basis for a tune-up, but it seems less common for them to take time for a financial tune-up. While the equipment is worth a

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Nebraska: Losing Your Operating Credit and Loan Subordination

Nebraska: Losing Your Operating Credit and Loan Subordination

👤By J. David Aiken, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Feb 22, 2017

The recent drop in crop prices has put a financial squeeze on Nebraska producers. What happens if you can’t pay your operating loan and your lender doesn’t extend credit for next year’s crop? Normally operating loans are paid in full

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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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