Farmers Less Optimistic About Future – Ag Barometer Aug 4, 2020

🕔Aug 4, 2020
Farmer sentiment in July was virtually unchanged from a month earlier as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rose just one point to a reading of 118. The small change in […]

Illinois: Characteristics of Higher Profit Farms Over the Last 5 Years Jun 22, 2020

🕔Jun 22, 2020
Data from the Illinois Farm Business Farm Management Association (FBFM) for 2015 through 2019 was used to analyze selected differences between the highest profit grain farms (high one-third) and the […]

Corn, Soybeans: Farm Profitability – More Federal Aid Needed Jun 11, 2020

🕔Jun 11, 2020
Federal aid in the form of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) and Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments have increased returns and the financial stability of grain farms in 2018, 2019, […]

Farmers Urge Economic Assistance Bill Is Necessary – Ag Barometer Jun 2, 2020

🕔Jun 2, 2020
Farmer sentiment improved slightly in May after falling sharply in both March and April. The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer reading in May was 103, up 7 points from the April […]

COVID-19 Roils Ag Markets- Impacts on Income, Food Prices, Production May 13, 2020

🕔May 13, 2020
Washington Post writers David J. Lynch, Annie Gowen and Laura Reiley reported this week that, “President Trump promised this year to deliver a financial bonanza for American farmers, boosted by two historic […]

Indiana: Cover Crops and Farm Profitability May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
The addition of cover crops to a farm’s agricultural system can have significant impacts on the bottom line of the business. Despite strong agronomic evidence of the positive impact cover […]

Ag Barometer Index Drops Below 100 as Coronavirus Disrupts Agriculture May 5, 2020

🕔May 5, 2020
For the second month in a row the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped sharply, falling 25 points in April to a reading of 96. This marks the first time the […]

Texas: 2 Profitability Workshops, Lubbock, Feb.19, March 18 Jan 31, 2020

🕔Jan 31, 2020
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be holding two free workshops to better help farmers understand and utilize profitability spreadsheets. The Profitability Workshop will be held on Feb. 19 […]

Farm Business: Measuring Financial Stress Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019
Financial stress is typically measured using a profitability measure and a solvency measure.  For example, profitability could be measured using the operating profit margin ratio and solvency could be measured […]

Farm Size Not a True Gauge of Profitability – Study Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
A pair of Kansas State University agricultural economists have taken a look at the characteristics that make farms successful in Kansas, and have found that bigger doesn’t always mean better. […]

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