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Cattle Finishing Net Returns Prospects for 2022

Due to relatively strong fed cattle prices, cattle finishing net returns ended 2021 on a positive note.  Will these positive net returns continue into 2022?  This article examines feeding cost of gain, breakeven prices, and net return estimates for 2021, and provides projections for the first half of 2022.

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Benchmarking Crop Machinery Cost and Investment

The continued increase in size of tractors, combines, and other machinery has enabled farms to operate more acres and reduce labor use per acre. However, this increase in machinery size also makes it increasingly important to evaluate the efficient use of machinery.

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Understanding the Five C’s of Credit

Purdue ag economists Brady Brewer and Michael Langemeier discuss credit underwriting and the criteria financial institutions use to determine eligibility of an applicant in this episode of the Purdue Commercial AgCast.

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Cattle Finishing Net Returns Prospects for 2021

COVID-19 and fluctuating fed cattle and feed prices resulted in another challenging year for cattle finishers. This article updates feeding cost of gain, breakeven prices, and net return estimates for 2020 and provides projections for the first half of 2021.

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Cover Crop Decision Making Tool

This spreadsheet can be used to examine whether it is beneficial to use a cover crop. When evaluating cover crop use, we typically compare the potential improvement in crop yields, and fertilizer and other cost savings to the cover crop seed cost, the planting costs and potential termination costs for the cover crop.

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Differences in Working Capital among Farms

This article examines differences in the characteristics for farms with a current ratio above and below 2.0.  In addition, we examine the correlation between the current ratio and farm characteristics.

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Long-run Cash Rent

Examine breakeven prices, earnings per acre, breakeven cash rents, and trends in working capital with this spreadsheet tool.

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Measuring & Analyzing Farm Financial Performance

Compute accrual net farm income, and key financial ratios and repayment capacity measures from Schedule F information and beginning and ending balance sheets.

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Financial Management – Statements & Analysis

A series of financial management articles that examine financial statements and financial analysis. Financial management involves the evaluation of liquidity and solvency, financial planning, acquisition and use of financial resources, asset purchases and farm growth, and relationships with agricultural lenders.

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Examining Trends in Liquidity for a Sample of Kansas Farms

This article examined trends in liquidity for a sample of KFMA farms.  Liquidity, measured using the current ratio, has declined substantially since its peak in 2013.

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