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Jun 27, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar outline the steps producers should take to identify the right adjustments for 2019.

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Jun 27, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Make Adjustments Now to Optimize 2019 Profitability

Economists Brent Gloy and David Widmar outline the steps producers should take to identify the right adjustments for 2019.

Mar 12, 2019 | The Business of Agriculture

Using the Power of Cash Flow Projections to Manage Your Business

That kind of knowledge is power, yet less than a quarter of producers prepare a cash flow statement.

Aug 25, 2017 |

Know Where You Are To Get Where You Want To Be

Dr. David Kohl draws on his own financial practice in the dairy and creamery business to help our young and beginning producers succeed.

Jan 17, 2017 |

Put Your Operation Under the Microscope in 2017

Five steps to better understanding your operation and its financial position for the 2017 season.

Oct 13, 2016 |

Preparing Your Game Plan For Cash Rent Negotiations

Dr. David Kohl also advises not losing sight of something more enduring than the current down cycle – successful working relationships between landlord and tenant.

Sep 6, 2016 |

Stand on Strong Financials

Farm operations are becoming more business-oriented. Today’s successful farmers are as good at financial management as they are at farming or ranching.

Apr 21, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Making Tough Choices for Chance to Farm

“I carry my binder of farm finances everywhere and can lose sleep thinking about all the what-if scenarios with my cash flow and balance sheet,” Maggie Holub says.

Apr 20, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Cash-flow Budgeting: About Amount and Timing

Is your cash-flow budget missing some often overlooked line items?

Mar 8, 2016 | The Business of Agriculture

Stress Test to Manage Margin Risk in Your Dairy

Do you know at what point your dairy operation would run out of its capacity to borrow? Here’s a how-to on stress testing your operation.

Apr 22, 2015 | The Business of Agriculture

How to Decide Right Time for Farmland Purchase

Interest rates still are attractive and land in many areas across the corn belt is generally cheaper than a year ago. Some who are bullish on agriculture long-term consider this a good time to buy farmland and expand their operations.

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