Ag Lender Survey: Liquidity, Income, Leverage Are Top Concerns Nov 20, 2020

🕔Nov 20, 2020
A news release this week from the American Bankers Association (ABA) stated that, “As the farm economy continues to work through a prolonged downturn in the midst of an unparalleled, global economic dislocation, ag lenders […]

Kansas: Precision Ag Opens Management Options for Farmers Nov 20, 2020

🕔Nov 20, 2020
Satellites, yield monitors and numerous other technologies have given farmers massive amounts of information about how crops perform on their land. The challenge they often find, however, is how to […]

South Carolina: 5th Annual Ag Outlook Conference Online, Nov. 20 Nov 13, 2020

🕔Nov 13, 2020
With all the problems 2020 brought, you may wonder what 2021 has in store. The conference takes place online from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 20. Cost is […]

Slipping Farm Liquidity Indicates Difficulty Paying Loans Nov 9, 2020

🕔Nov 9, 2020
A recent article by Langemeier and Featherstone examined the trends in liquidity for a sample of Kansas farms.  Liquidity, measured using the current ratio, has declined substantially since its peak […]

Farm Finances: When Creating 2021 Budgets, Don’t Forget Family Living Costs Oct 19, 2020

🕔Oct 19, 2020
In 2019, the total noncapital living expenses of 1,257 farm families enrolled in the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) averaged $78,894–or about $6,600 a month for each family […]

Farmer Sentiment Rises as Crop Prices Rally, USDA Announces CFAP 2 – Ag Barometer Oct 6, 2020

🕔Oct 6, 2020
U.S. agricultural producers became more optimistic again in September as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to 156, the highest reading for the index since the pandemic began last winter […]

USDA Forecasts 23% Rise in Net Farm Income Due to Govt. Payments Sep 11, 2020

🕔Sep 11, 2020
Net farm income for U.S. producers in 2020 is forecast to rise 23 percent over 2019 figures, growing to about $102.7 billion, according to a report this week from the […]

Webinar: Conservation, Incomes, and Farmland Leasing – Sept. 22 Sep 8, 2020

🕔Sep 8, 2020
Leasing season is again upon us. This webinar will first provide an outlook for setting 2021 leases. Then, attention will turn to conservation and leasing. Many landowners and farmers want […]

USDA Farm Sector Income Forecast Updated for Sept. Sep 3, 2020

🕔Sep 3, 2020
The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Wednesday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to increase $19 billion (22.7 percent) from 2019 to $102.7 billion in 2020. Net cash […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Cost Management Considerations for Harvest Sep 2, 2020

🕔Sep 2, 2020
Combines are the largest cost machinery item on most Midwest grain farms.  As such, periodically evaluating whether owning or out-sourcing combining is prudent, particularly at the point where a combine […]

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