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. […]

Farm Business: Identifying Profitability and Cash Flow Oct 4, 2019

🕔Oct 4, 2019
The severe weather this year has put a tremendous amount of pressure on Michigan farms. From delays in planting to spraying timely for weeds or diseases, each farm has felt […]

Sustainability Impacts Agriculture’s Future Jan 11, 2019

🕔Jan 11, 2019
Words like sustainability can become buzzwords and are often misunderstood or misused, but despite its widespread use, this term isn’t going anywhere. Sustainability is an important concept to understand, especially […]

Farm Business: Management and Conservation in the Face of Lower Returns Jan 11, 2019

🕔Jan 11, 2019
This is a presentation summary from the 2018 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 17-21, 2018. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Kansas: Cover Your Acres Winter Conference, Oberlin, Jan.15-16 Jan 3, 2019

🕔Jan 3, 2019
Agricultural producers, consultants, and experts will gather for the 16th annual Cover Your Acres Winter Conference on Jan.15-16, at the Gateway Civic Center in Oberlin, Kansas. The conference is a […]

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