February 18, 2021

Understanding the Five C’s of Credit

Purdue University agricultural economist Brady Brewer is joined by Purdue agricultural economist Michael Langemeier to discuss credit underwriting and the criteria financial institutions use to determine eligibility of an applicant in this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast. Character, capital, capacity, collateral, and conditions are the five Cs of credit used in credit underwriting. These metrics are used for credit ratings to quantify and decide eligibility, interest rates and credit limits of borrowers. This episode focuses on what credit analyst means for farmers, how each of the 5 Cs are measured, and how farms can use this information for their gain and to manage risk.




Thinking Like A CFO for Your Farm Operation

February 10, 2023

A farm manager who thinks like a CFO can leverage balance sheet and cash flow information to develop accrual income, sources and uses of funds, and owner’s equity statements which can be used to ensure the farm is well positioned for the future. Join Purdue ag economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert for an episode discussing why you should think like a CFO for your farm operation.


Cattle Finishing Net Returns Prospects for 2023

January 5, 2023

This article discussed recent trends in feeding cost of gain, the feeder to fed cattle price ratio, breakeven prices, and cattle finishing net returns. Average cattle finishing losses in 2022 were estimated to be approximately $70 per head.


U.S. Farm Sector Capital Expenditures

December 6, 2022

In response to relatively strong net farm income during the last three years, real capital expenditures have increased approximately 32 percent. Whether capital expenditures continue to increase depends on future net farm income prospects as well as factors such as interest rates, machinery inventories, and machinery and building prices.



Purdue Farm Management Tour & Indiana Master Farmer Reception

Two outstanding farms in south-central Indiana will host visitors wanting to learn about farm and crop management on July 11th for the Purdue University Farm Management Tour. The Indiana Master Farmer reception and panel discussion will follow.

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