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U.S. Farm Finances: Confirmation that Farmers are ‘Cash Poor and Asset Rich’

U.S. Farm Finances: Confirmation that Farmers are ‘Cash Poor and Asset Rich’

👤By Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

Metrics that can be used to measure farm profitability include earnings before interest, taxes, and amortization (EBITA), net farm income, the operating profit margin ratio, return on assets, and return on equity (farmdoc daily, April 1, 2016). Each of these

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Farm Business: Capital Expenditures Trends vs. Capital Consumption

Farm Business: Capital Expenditures Trends vs. Capital Consumption

👤By Michael Langemeier, Purdue University Ag Economists 🕔Oct 13, 2017

U.S. farm sector capital expenditures continue to adjust to declines in net farm income and net cash income since 2013. Real net farm income has declined approximately 51 percent since its most recent peak in 2013, while real net cash

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Rural Economy: Farm Income and Manufacturing Are Both Important Variables

Rural Economy: Farm Income and Manufacturing Are Both Important Variables

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 4, 2017

Farm Earnings The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) indicated in a news release last week that, “State personal income grew 0.7 percent on average in the second quarter of 2017, after increasing 1.4 percent in the first quarter, according to estimates released

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Farm Finances: Financial Stress in Iowa Farms – 2014-2016

Farm Finances: Financial Stress in Iowa Farms – 2014-2016

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 2, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension Economist Alejandro Plastina penned a recent article titled, “Financial Stress in Iowa Farms: 2014-2016.”  Today’s update recaps some of the key findings from the ISU article. The article explained that, “Iowa farm financial conditions have deteriorated since

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U.S. Net Farm Income Down 49% Since 2013

U.S. Net Farm Income Down 49% Since 2013

👤By Michael Langemeier, Purdue University 🕔Sep 27, 2017

U.S. net farm income has declined approximately 49% since its peak in 2013. The balance sheet for the U.S. farm sector continues to adjust to the declines in U.S. net farm income since 2013. Specifically, asset values and debt levels

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Kansas Farmland Values Continue to Slide

Kansas Farmland Values Continue to Slide

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Sep 19, 2017

Kansas farmland values have dropped an average of 11 percent over the past two years, pulled down by lower grain and livestock prices and a dramatic drop in farm and ranch income. The downward trend is likely to continue through

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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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Ag Economy: Farmers See Faint Hope for Rebound

Ag Economy: Farmers See Faint Hope for Rebound

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

Cole Epley 
and Barbara Soderlin reported on the front page of the Money section in Friday’s Omaha World-Herald that, “Farmers heading into harvest season have reason to believe the nation’s struggling agriculture economy won’t get much worse. “Still, there is

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Interpreting USDA’s Recent Farm Income Forecast

Interpreting USDA’s Recent Farm Income Forecast

👤By Todd Kuethe and Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Dwight Sanders, Southern Illinois University Ag Economist 🕔Sep 1, 2017

On August 30, 2017, the USDA released the most recent forecast of 2017 net farm income. The updated projection of $63.4 billion is $1.1 billion (1.8 percent) higher than the initial forecast released in February. The USDA also released the

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2017 U.S. Farm Income Forecast Updated

2017 U.S. Farm Income Forecast Updated

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 31, 2017

Yesterday, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released its August 2017 Farm Income Forecast.  This was the first revision of the initial net farm income forecast released by ERS in February.  Today’s update provides a recap of highlights from the farm

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