Farm Business: Assessing Financial Management Skills

🕔Dec 11, 2018As farms continue to consolidate it becomes increasingly important to assess a farm’s management skills.  At a certain farm size, it is no longer easy or feasible for the manager […]

Farmers’ Sentiment Steady, Lack of a Farm Bill a Concern – Ag Barometer

🕔Dec 4, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer November reading was 134, a decline of just over 1 percent from a month earlier when the barometer stood at 136. The November […]

Indiana: Ag Tax Law Workshop, Greenfield, Dec. 3

🕔Nov 27, 2018Changes to federal tax laws could impact the bottom line of farmers and those with ag-related businesses. On Dec. 3, Purdue Extension will offer a free workshop to help agriculture professionals understand […]

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 […]

Ag Economy Barometer: Producer Sentiment Rebounds in October

🕔Nov 6, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer rebounded in October to a reading of 136—a 22-point increase in the index compared to September—leaving the barometer nearly equal to its level one year […]

Indiana: Crop Share Net Returns vs. 2 Flexible Cash Leases

🕔Oct 29, 2018A recent article used a case farm in west central Indiana to illustrate net returns to land derived from crop share, fixed cash rent, and flexible cash lease arrangements.  This […]

Farm Business: Comparing Returns from Crop Share, Fixed Cash Rent Flexible Cash Leases

🕔Oct 22, 2018Obtaining control of land through leasing has a long history in the United States.  Leases on agricultural land are strongly influenced by local custom and tradition.  However, in most areas, […]

Livestock: Swine Feed Cost Projections for 2019

🕔Oct 8, 2018Corn and soybean prices have weakened considerably since late May.  Using USDA-NASS corn and soybean prices for Indiana, corn prices declined from $3.92 to $3.54 per bushel from May to […]

Farmers’ Worries Increase, Expect Lower Incomes – Ag Barometer

🕔Oct 2, 2018The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer fell to a reading of 114 in September, fifteen points below its August reading of 129 and its lowest reading since October 2016. September marked […]

Farm Business: Gauging Management Skills – 9 Point Check List

🕔Oct 1, 2018As farms continue to consolidate it becomes increasingly important to assess a farm’s management skills.  At a certain farm size, it is no longer easy or feasible for the manager […]

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