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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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Farm Business: Economists Expect Another Year of Shortfalls for 2017

Farm Business: Economists Expect Another Year of Shortfalls for 2017

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 17, 2017

Economists painted a gray outlook for the farm economy and called for a stronger federal safety during a congressional hearing meant to set the stage for drafting a new farm bill. Economists from USDA, the Kansas City Federal Reserve, Texas

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Ag Economy: Cash Shortfalls a Widespread Problem in 2016, Says Expert

Ag Economy: Cash Shortfalls a Widespread Problem in 2016, Says Expert

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Feb 16, 2017

A majority of representative farms in major U.S. production regions used to project future farm financial conditions would face serious cash flow shortfalls based on 2016 crop prices, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist told members of the U.S.

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