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Manage Thin Margins & Master Positive Cash Flow By: 12/16/2014 @ 12:05pm

Managing razor-thin margins and mastering the art of creating positive cash flow are two critical tactical maneuvers confronting producers as 2014 draws to a…

Are You Prepared for Retirement? By: 11/06/2014 @ 2:30pm

It was one of the flashpoint issues of the political campaign season leading up to November 4 elections. Can you…

Risks of Rapid Write-Offs By: 11/03/2014 @ 2:25pm

Farmers have mixed feelings about Code Section 179. Here are two comments from Agriculture.com:“I used to think that…

Lender Refinancing? By: 10/14/2014 @ 12:08pm

Will lenders help you restructure debt? Most won’t give a blanket yes or no. “Restructuring can be a viable option. It just depends on the individual circumstances,” says Bill Davis, chief credit…

Smart Moves for Tight Crop Margins By: 10/14/2014 @ 11:44am

No one is going to tell you exactly how to spend your money when buying inputs this fall for the 2015 growing season. No one knows your fields and production practices better than you do. Yet, as CPAs, farm…

Interest Rates: The Good, Bad, and Effects on the Farm By: 09/11/2014 @ 11:51am

A Tale of Two Economies: Lower interest rates may cut into your retirement fund, but they keep afloat more economical loans for buying farm equipment or homes.Why do I pay attention to so many indicators that…

5 Areas to Monitor to Manage Financial Risk By: 09/03/2014 @ 2:48pm

With less bullish crop prices and a possible leveling off of land values, keeping close tabs on financial risk is more important than ever.Taking steps now to manage risk can safeguard against adverse…

Managing: Help With Accounting By: 05/09/2014 @ 1:29pm

Economist David Kohl has a striking number in this issue’s Q&A. An example of how things are better since the credit crisis of the 1980s is that as many as 50,000 operations now have good financial records…

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