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Measuring & Analyzing Farm Financial Performance

by Michael Langemeier

This spreadsheet uses Schedule F information (net cash income or net cash profit), and beginning and ending balance sheets to compute accrual net farm income, and key financial ratios and repayment capacity measures.

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