Illinois: 2020 Incomes and Capital Expenditure Oct 13, 2021

🕔Oct 13, 2021
Average net farm income on Illinois grains farms was above-average in 2020 primarily because of two factors: 1) higher corn and soybean prices in the second half of 2020, and […]

Farm Finances: Do Growers Have Enough Working Capital For Near-Term Expenses? Mar 9, 2020

🕔Mar 9, 2020
Introduction Working capital represents the liquid funds that a business has available to meet short-term financial obligations.  The amount of working capital a business has is calculated by subtracting current […]

Farm Working Capital: Key Measure Slips Unevenly In Illinois Comparisons Jan 21, 2020

🕔Jan 21, 2020
This article examines working capital to value of farm production for selected producer characteristics.  Working capital to Value of Farm production is one of the traditional measures of liquidity suggested […]

Farm Business: Minding Your Balance Sheet and Your Working Capital Jan 21, 2019

🕔Jan 21, 2019
If it isn’t already on your New Years’ Resolution list, improving your financial reporting and improving your understanding of your balance sheet should be on that list.  Navigating the challenging […]

Farm Business: Cash Is King – 4 Methods of Measuring Liquidity Jul 25, 2018

🕔Jul 25, 2018
In good times cash is king and in not so good times it is even better.  There are three primary liquidity ratios that are important from a business perspective.  And […]

Farm Business: Keep it Afloat – Separate Emotion from Business Decisions – DTN Oct 13, 2016

🕔Oct 13, 2016
Farmers in the Plains are harvesting a corn crop that is paying roughly the same cash price as the winter wheat crop they are planting. Neither crop is expected to […]

Illinois Grain Farms’ Financial Performance Decline in 2015 Oct 5, 2016

🕔Oct 5, 2016
Financial 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 […]

Illinois: Farm Finances – Working Capital Buffers Gone at End of 2016 Sep 21, 2016

🕔Sep 21, 2016
As was forecast, working capital on farms decreased during 2015. Given 2016 income prospects, further decreases in working capital should be expected. At the end of 2016, most of the […]

Farm Finances: Working Capital and the Age of the Farm Operator Mar 18, 2016

🕔Mar 18, 2016
Working capital captures much attention as 2015 financial records are brought to a close and balance sheets are prepared for the period ending December 31, 2015. Calculated by subtracting current […]

Farm Budget: Farmland Values Stressing Balance Sheets Oct 28, 2015

🕔Oct 28, 2015
In the 1980s, farmland price decreases contributing to farm financial stress. Today, some concern exists that farmland price decreases could cause financial stress in the next several years. While large […]

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