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What Do Farmers Have to Say About the Ag Economy?

2019 Ag Policy Forum, hosted by the Indiana Soybean Alliance & Indiana Corn Growers Association in Noblesville, Indiana, presentation by James Mintert.

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The Incidence of Financial Stress on Kansas Farms

Though both having a negative profit margin and a debt to asset ratio over 0.70 are important determinants of financial stress, a high debt ratio explains the vast majority of the variation in financial stress over time.

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2020 Crop Cost and Return Guide

Purdue Crop Cost and Return Guide

The Purdue Crop Cost and Return Guide offers farmers a resource to project financials for the coming cropping year. These are the November 2019 crop budget estimations for 2020.

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Why Does my Lender Keep Talking About Working Capital?

Why is working capital so important in today’s environment?  To start with, working capital represents a farm’s first defense against financial stress.  When cash flow is tight or even negative, working capital can be used to cover the gap or shortfall.

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Examining Trends in Liquidity for a Sample of Kansas Farms

Liquidity measures help gauge whether a farm or group of farms has the ability to meet short-term debt obligations. This article examines differences in liquidity among Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA).

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Measuring Financial Stress

Farms with low profitability and high solvency are typically financially stressed. This article uses the operating profit margin ratio and the debt to asset ratio to create a measure of financial stress.

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Financial Analysis

Financial Analysis Series

A series of financial management articles that examine financial statements and financial analysis.

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Indiana Farmland Values & Rental Rates – 2019 Survey Results

Recorded August 21, 2019 | The panelists provided updated farmland value and cash rent information from the 2019 Purdue Land Value Survey.

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Indiana Farmland Values and Cash Rent Trends and Market Comments

Trend graphs and selected comments from 2019 Purdue Land Value Survey respondents.

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2019 Indiana Farmland Values and Cash Rents Slide Lower

Farmland Values and Cash Rents Slide Lower

After many unexpected events during the first half of the year, I’m hoping for something more normal during the second half of 2019. Who would have thought corn and soybean planting would extend into late June?

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