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General Farm Management & Strategy

Financial Management – Statements & Analysis

Financial Management Series

A series of financial management articles that examine financial statements and financial analysis. Articles in this series discuss the balance sheet, the income statement, the sources and uses of fund statements, a statement of owner’s equity, and benchmarking. A case farm in west central Indiana is used to illustrate and describe these financial management statements and analysis.

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Growing Your Digital Agriculture Strategy

Purdue ag economists Nathan Delay, Nathanael Thompson and James Mintert examine trends in digital ag technology usage by U.S. corn and soybean farms and identify technology usage patterns that have an impact on productivity and efficiency.

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Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar

Fall 2020 Crop Outlook Webinar, Sept. 11

Recorded September 11, 2020 | Purdue agricultural economists Michael Langemeier and James Mintert discussed USDA’s September Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports.

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Conventional and Organic Enterprise Net Returns

Conventional And Organic Enterprise Net Returns

This article uses FINBIN data from 2015 to 2019, to compare crop yields, gross revenue, total expense, and net returns for conventional and organic alfalfa, corn, oats, soybeans, and winter wheat.

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Farmer Sentiment Rebounds as Commodity Prices Rally and Agriculture Trade Prospects Improve

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue ag economists James Mintert and Michael Langemeier review the results from the August 2020 Ag Economy Barometer survey, a nationwide monthly survey of 400 ag producers. The barometer and its two sub-indices all posted their most positive readings since February 2020 when record highs were established and before the pandemic began.

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Using Vendor and Trade Credit for Farm Purchases

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Purdue University agricultural economist Brady Brewer is joined by Purdue Agricultural Economics graduate student Chad Fiechter and Kansas State agricultural economist Jennifer Ifft to discuss issues surrounding vendor and trade credit in the agricultural finance sector. There has been a…

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Thinking About Choosing A Marketing Advisor?

Farm operations often rely on consultants for a wide variety of services ranging from agronomic and animal nutrition services to tax and legal advice. But less common among farm operations is the use of a marketing advisor.

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Farm Succession: Feasibility of Adding a Family Employee

Purdue Commercial AgCast Podcast

Adding to our series about Farm Transition Planning, in this third Purdue Commercial AgCast episode, we discuss how to evaluate if the farm can add an operator or hired employee.

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Is it Feasible for my Farm to Add an Operator or Hired Employee?

As a farm expands, it is important to evaluate the feasibility of adding an operator and/or hired employees as well as the feasibility of purchasing or renting additional land, and machinery and equipment.  The feasibility of augmenting labor on a farm depends on two critical factors: gross revenue and profitability.

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August Crop Production Report Panel Webinar

Recorded August 12, 2020 | Purdue Extension and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) experts gathered virtually on August 12 to discuss the results of the 2020 USDA crop report and the current status of Indiana’s major cash crops.

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