Farm Finances: Ag Credit Market Showing Increasing Risk Jan 6, 2017

    🕔Jan 6, 2017
    This is a presentation summary from the 2016 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 12-16, 2016. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

    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 […]

    U.S. Farm Economy Slumps into 4th Quarter – Fed. Reserve Bank Sep 29, 2016

    🕔Sep 29, 2016
    The U.S. farm economy weakened further in the third quarter despite an upward revision to farm income projections. Following a brief rebound in crop prices in the second quarter, profit […]

    Farm Finances: Don’t Underestimate the Impact of ‘Small’ Changes Apr 22, 2016

    🕔Apr 22, 2016
    The Du Pont financial analysis model is a useful method of illustrating the relationship between the asset turnover ratio, the operating profit margin ratio, return on assets, and return on […]

    Farm Business: How Profitable Is Your Farm? Apr 4, 2016

    🕔Apr 4, 2016
    Farm 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 […]

    Think Twice Before Cutting Input Costs Mar 18, 2016

    🕔Mar 18, 2016
    Is net profit per acre for crop production impacted more by yield, price or costs? “When operating margins are strong, as was the situation for several years prior to 2013, […]

    Kansas: Declining Farm Incomes Could Mean Decreased Land Rentals Feb 18, 2016

    🕔Feb 18, 2016
    The agricultural industry is entering a period of margin compression, in which revenues are depressed and costs remain elevated, according to Brian Briggeman, Kansas State University associate professor of agricultural […]

    Crop Insurance: Yield Exclusion May Get You More Coverage for Less – DTN Sep 18, 2015

    🕔Sep 18, 2015
    Profit margins are under more pressure for 2016 than any year in recent memory. A $5.20 crop insurance guarantee on winter wheat for 2015-16 — more than 17% below last […]


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