Sustainability Impacts Agriculture’s Future

🕔Jan 11, 2019Words 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, 2019This 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, 2019Agricultural 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 […]

Farm Business: Comparing Cash and Accrual Net Farm Income – Case Study

🕔Nov 14, 2018It is widely accepted that accrual accounting provides a more accurate estimate of annual farm profitability than cash accounting or Schedule F net farm profit. Though there are numerous adjustments […]

Iowa: Pro-Ag Outlook, Management Meetings, Sheldon and Storm Lake, Dec. 12

🕔Nov 2, 2018Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host its annual Pro-Ag Outlook and Management Meetings on Dec. 12 at Sheldon and Storm Lake. At each meeting, ISU Extension and […]

Texas: Ag Economic Risk Management Program, Lubbock, Jan. 23

🕔Jan 15, 2018Seeking Solutions: Managing Economic Risks will be hosted by the North Region of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service on Jan. 23 in Lubbock. The program will begin with registration […]

Ag Lender Survey: Farm Profitability Still Down But Improving

🕔Nov 2, 2017Eighty-two percent of agricultural lenders reported a decline in farm profitability in the last 12 months, according to a joint survey by the American Bankers Association and the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation […]

U.S. Farm Finances: Confirmation that Farmers are ‘Cash Poor and Asset Rich’

🕔Oct 20, 2017Metrics that can be used to measure farm profitability include earnings before interest, taxes, and amortization (EBITA), net farm income, the operating profit margin ratio, return on assets, and return […]

Illinois: How Hard Is It to Be Above Average in Farming?

🕔May 29, 2017Returns to farms vary from one year to next due to variation in prices, yields, and costs. Within a year, some farms will have higher returns than others. Over time, […]

Texas: South Plains Ag Profitability Workshop, Lubbock, Feb. 21

🕔Feb 7, 2017The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the South Plains Profitability Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. Feb. 21 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Lubbock.  […]

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