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Improve working capital By: 02/05/2013 @ 9:04am

To say that 2012 was challenging for hog producers is an understatement. As president-elect of the Illinois Pork Producers Council, Todd Dail knows that well. “If…

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…

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…

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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…

Credit For Start-Up Farmers By: 04/04/2014 @ 2:13pm

We all know that many farmers don’t retire. One reason some give is that young people aren’t attracted to the hard work.Don’t tell that to Alison and Jim Deutsch of Osseo, Wisconsin. Neither one grew up…

Bearish Signals = Prepare for Shrinking Margins By: 03/24/2014 @ 12:58pm

As we close out a discontented winter of Midwestern cold, California drought, and gloomy USDA forecasts, those of us old enough to remember farming in the bad old 1980s can reflect on times that are still…

Crop Revenue: Thriving on Less By: 03/19/2014 @ 4:54pm

As the markets have been telling us for months, returns to corn and soybeans will be sharply lower for 2013 and 2014 crops. University of Illinois ag economist Gary Schnitkey gave his latest projections of…

Year-end depreciation strategies By: 12/17/2013 @ 12:54pm

You have at least four options for setting up depreciation claims before December 31, 2013. Next year, depending on politics influencing the continuation of bonus depreciation and Section 179 accelerated…

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