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.  […]

Farm Management: Accrual Is Better – How To Transition To It – DTN

🕔Nov 1, 2016For nearly 40 years, I’ve pushed the need to use accrual adjusted income rather than cash basis income to evaluate a business’s true profitability and cost of production. Accrual often […]

Illinois Grain Farms’ Financial Performance Decline in 2015

🕔Oct 5, 2016Financial performance on Illinois grain farms deteriorated in 2015 compared to performance in 2006 through 2012. From 2006 through 2012, Illinois grain farms were profitable and increased financial strength. Since […]

Farming: Tighten Up Your Business with These 5 Tips

🕔Oct 3, 2016Many commodity prices have bounced off contract low price levels during the past few months. This makes 2016 farm profitability dependent on yield and early marketing. It is clear that […]

Farm Business: How Profitable Is Your Farm?

🕔Apr 4, 2016Farm profitability can be measuring using earnings before interest, taxes, and amortization (EBITA), net farm income, operating profit margin ratio, rate of return on farm assets, and rate of return […]

Illinois: Planting Soybeans After Soybeans? Is it Profitable?

🕔Mar 16, 2016Recent analysis suggests that soybeans have been more profitable than corn in Illinois from 2013 to 2015, and there is a reasonable chance that soybeans will be more profitable than […]

Farm Finances: Stress Testing Performance

🕔Mar 4, 2016Stress testing describes a range of techniques that can be used to access the vulnerability of a firm’s balance sheet and income statement to changes in prices, production, or financing. […]

Texas: Remaining Profitable with Low Commodity Prices

🕔Feb 5, 2016Low commodity prices often results in a shift in acreage from one crop to another. However, when crop prices are low across the board, growers must look for alternative ways […]

Ohio: Workshops for New Farmers Focus on Profitability, Cost Control

🕔Jan 5, 2016New farmers and first-time farm buyers can learn how to improve their farm profitability during a four-part workshop series in February offered by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental […]

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