Farm Finances: Cash and Tax Planning for 2018

🕔Sep 24, 2018As harvest 2018 consumes most of your attention take some time to review your accounting records in anticipation of planning for the end of the year. Some in Illinois experienced […]

Illinois: Ag Debt Continues to Increase – How Does Your Farm Stand?

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🕔Aug 20, 2018Agricultural 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 […]

Farm Economy Dip – Soy and Corn Prices – KC Ag Credit Survey

🕔Aug 10, 2018The farm economy in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District dipped in the second quarter of 2018 alongside a sharp drop in the prices of key agricultural commodities. Agricultural credit conditions […]

Farm Business: Cash Is King – 4 Methods of Measuring Liquidity

🕔Jul 25, 2018In good times cash is king and in not so good times it is even better.  There are three primary liquidity ratios that are important from a business perspective.  And […]

Family Farm: “Minor Events” Can Cause Major Problems – DTN

🕔Jul 18, 2018Many of these columns have focused on big, strategic moves family businesses should make to enhance their success with estate plans, management succession, family employment, compensation, governance and conflict management. […]

Ag Economy: Price Turmoil; ERS Looks at Ag’s Financial Health

🕔Jul 5, 2018Financial Times writer Gregory Meyer reported on Monday that, “US soyabean futures have tumbled to the lowest price in nine years as the market succumbs to healthy growing conditions and fears over imminent tariffs from China.”   Amid this […]

Ag Barometer: Producer Sentiment Inches Up Despite Trade War Concerns

🕔Jul 3, 2018Ag producer sentiment improved slightly during June as the Ag Economy Barometer index rose to a reading of 143 compared to 141 a month earlier. The modest rise in the […]

Mid-South Ag Finance Conference, Martin, TN, Aug. 8

🕔Jun 29, 2018The annual Mid-South Agricultural Finance Conference is scheduled for August 8 on the campus of UT Martin in the Ed Boling University Center. The Mid-South Agricultural Finance Conference serves the […]

Illinois Grain: Machinery Value Comparison – 2006 v. 2016

🕔Jun 18, 2018As farm incomes began to increase after 2006 due to higher grain prices, machinery values began to increase as well. There are many reason for this increase. We will compare […]

Buying Equipment: Does Dealer Financing Make It Riskier in a Downturn?

🕔May 29, 2018In a series of recent articles, we show that farmers’ use of implement dealer financing has increased substantially since 2003. Implement dealers currently provide nearly one-third of the agricultural sector’s […]

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