Farm Business: Debt Financing and Timing Farmland Purchases Sep 25, 2021

🕔Sep 25, 2021
Farmland returns have averaged around 10%, particularly when holding periods exceed 20 years. Even given this 10% average return, financing farmland is difficult because capital gains make up a large […]

Farm Business: Cash Flow Versus Profitability Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
A lot of attention and focus can be placed on the cash flow of a farm or ranch operation but relying only on cash flow as a measure of success […]

Farm Business: How Does Refinancing Affect Your Balance Sheet? Apr 14, 2021

🕔Apr 14, 2021
Refinancing can be a useful tool for farms and ranches to improve cash flow. The process of refinancing can reduce the debt payments that you are expected to make in […]

Farm Family Shares Lessons Learned from Derecho Damage – DTN Apr 13, 2021

🕔Apr 13, 2021
Some people chase storms. The Stalzer family are starting to wonder if they attract them. The Haverhill, Iowa, farmers spent $150,000 to rebuild grain bins after a 2011 derecho. If […]

Farm Business: 10 Data Management Tips for Improving Profitability Mar 26, 2021

🕔Mar 26, 2021
Recent farmdoc daily articles and discussed the importance of new technologies to crop agriculture and the value of information.  In this article, we continue this theme by discussing the role of information in […]

Farm Business: 6 Management Practices to Improve Your Operation Jan 28, 2021

🕔Jan 28, 2021
In every part of agriculture there are farms and farmers that excel in what they do. Have you ever asked yourself why there are fewer and fewer farms each and […]

Ohio: Upcoming “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” Workshops Jan 20, 2021

🕔Jan 20, 2021
OSU Extension will host a virtual three part “Planning for the Future of Your Farm” workshop on February 15, 22 and March 1, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. This […]

Farm Finances: Cost Management – Interest Rates and Refinancing Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
An increase in cash prices for corn and soybeans brightens the outlook for Illinois farm income in 2021, but continued uncertainty in the economy and market factors means careful farm […]

Farm Family Business: Shed Bad Habits to Improve Management Transition – DTN Jan 11, 2021

🕔Jan 11, 2021
Understanding how habits are formed gives us the power to change our lives for the better. By implementing new behaviors and shedding bad habits, we can improve our health, our […]

National Peanut Board Sponsors Executive Farm Management Program Jan 7, 2021

🕔Jan 7, 2021
Times are challenging on the farm these days. Farmers run and finance large and diverse businesses, manage capital, handle labor issues and navigate regulations. An operator is constantly busy working […]

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