Net Farm Income Forecast: What Will 2019 Look Like?

🕔Feb 26, 2019The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) first forecast of 2019 net farm income was initially scheduled for a February 6 release, but the partial government shutdown caused a delay in the […]

Southeast Iowa Ag Research Association Meeting, Iowa City, March 7

🕔Feb 20, 2019Farmers and crop advisors are invited to attend the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association annual meeting at the Johnson County Extension office in Iowa City on Thursday, March 7, 2019 […]

Farmland Values Lower; Interest Rates Rising – Federal Reserve

🕔Feb 19, 2019Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the fourth quarter of 2018. Today’s […]

Farm Financial Management: 16 Ways to Stretch Cash Flow

🕔Feb 18, 2019No matter how well you budget or how efficiently you manage your farm business, there may be periods in which cash flow is negative. No one knows for sure when […]

Farm Finances: The DuPont System – 3 Steps to Increase Profitability

🕔Feb 4, 2019One challenge farm/ranch operators have is to accurately find where to make changes to an operation to increase profits. Many have the records and numbers but don’t know where to […]

Indiana: 8 Crop Marketing, Farm Finance Workshops in Feb., March

🕔Feb 1, 2019The Purdue Crop Marketing and Farm Finance Workshop, featuring faculty experts from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, will take place in eight locations across the state Feb. 7-March 8. “These workshops are […]

Nebraska: 3 Upcoming Grain Marketing Workshops

🕔Jan 30, 2019When finances are tight, one key to keeping the farm is managing income with an effective grain marketing plan, one that accounts for a farmer’s cost of production, balance sheet […]

Farm Business: Minding Your Balance Sheet and Your Working Capital

🕔Jan 21, 2019If it isn’t already on your New Years’ Resolution list, improving your financial reporting and improving your understanding of your balance sheet should be on that list.  Navigating the challenging […]

Illinois Farm Finances: Incidence of High Debt-to-Asset Ratios Grow Over Time

🕔Dec 19, 2018Average debt-to-asset ratios on Illinois grain farms have increased since 2013. At the same time, the percent of farms with debt-to-asset ratios over 0.5 also rose, increasing from 7% at […]

Veteran Farmers Share Survival Techniques – DTN

🕔Dec 18, 2018After many years spent working in and teaching about commodity markets, I don’t ever recall equating my job to the way a country minister might talk to his congregation. Not […]

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