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    • The 2009 Outlook for Texas Rural Land Values 

      Klinefelter, Danny A. (2009-03-26)
      Farm income in 2009 will likely decline from previous years, and the value of rural land is likely to flatten out also. Producers need to increase their emphasis on financial and risk management.
    • Adding Value to Agricultural Products 

      Anderson, David P.; Hanselka, Daniel (2009-06-01)
      You can significantly increase farm income by adding value to agricultural products and marketing those products effectively. This publication explains how to design a value-added product based on consumer preferences and ...
    • After the Conservation Reserve Program: Economic Decisions with Farming and Grazing in Mind 

      Cearley, Kenneth A.; Amosson, Stephen H.; Warminski , Patrick; Jones, DeDe; Kenny, Nicholas (2009-04-07)
      As Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts begin to expire, landowners must decide to re-enroll the land in the program, convert it back to crops or leave it in permanent cover for grazing and for wildlife. This ...
    • After the Conservation Reserve Program: Economic Decisions with Wildlife in Mind 

      Cearley, Kenneth A.; Amosson, Stephen H.; Warminski , Patrick; Jones, DeDe (2009-04-07)
      As Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts begin to expire, landowners must decide to re-enroll the land in the program, convert it back to crops or leave it in permanent cover for grazing and for wildlife. This ...
    • After the Conservation Reserve Program: Land Management with Wildlife in Mind 

      Cearley, Kenneth A.; Kowaleski, Chuck (2008-11-25)
      When contracts for the Conservation Reserve Program expire, landowners must find profitable ways to manage their properties. These management decisions affect wildlife and habitat. Former CRP land can be returned to crop ...
    • Agribusiness Faculty Members’ Perceptions of Importance and Inclusion of Decision Science Topics in Undergraduate Agribusiness Curricula 

      Wolfskill, Lawrence Arthur (2012-10-19)
      Agribusiness degree programs train managers to make decisions in complex business environments. Curriculum designers generally look to the offerings of peer institutions for guidance. Decision science (DS) topics are ...
    • Agricultural Trade and the U.S. Economy 

      McCorkle, Dean; Taylor, Timothy G.; Fairchild, Gary F.; Harris, Harold M.; Rosson, C. Parr (1999-06-23)
      As U.S. government support to agriculture declines, understanding the economic impacts of agricultural trade and how markets and competition are affected will take on added importance for farmers, agribusinesses, policy ...
    • Alternative Farm Business Models 

      Klinefelter, Danny A. (2009-03-26)
      During economic downturns, producers need to consider alternative ways of doing business. This publication looks at such possibilities as sharing services and personnel and forming marketing co-ops and other joint entities.
    • Balance Sheet -- A Financial Management Tool 

      Klinefelter, Danny A. (2008-09-16)
      A balance sheet is a statement of the financial condition of a business at a specific time. This publication briefly discusses the balance sheet, its uses, and how to evaluate it.
    • Basic Business Structures: Sole Proprietor, Joint Operating Agreements and Partnerships 

      Thompson, Bill; Polk, Wade; Hayenga, Wayne (2008-10-08)
      This publication explains various ways farm and ranch businesses can be structured, including sole proprietorship, joint operations, and general and limited partnerships.
    • Basic Marketing of Texas Cotton: Forward Contracts, Cash Sales, Marketing Pools, and the USDA Loan Program 

      Robinson, John; Park, John; Smith, Jackie; Anderson, Carl (2006-10-10)
      This publication explains basic marketing alternatives for cotton producers, including forward contracts, cash sales, marketing pools and USDA loan programs.
    • Beef Cattle Marketing Alliances 

      Sartwelle III, James D.; Davis, Ernest E.; Mintert, James R.; Borchardt, Rob (2000-09-13)
      This leaflet focuses on the three kinds of beef carcass alliances: breed association-sponsored; commercial; and natural/implant-free. Each is intended to help producers make their operations more profitable. In the long ...
    • Being Prepared to Borrow 

      Klinefelter, Danny A. (2003-01-06)
      Almost all farmers and ranchers rely on credit at times. Before approaching a lender, certain information must be gathered and decisions made. The 12 questions in this publication lead the prospective borrower through this ...
    • Borrowing in a Risky Environment 

      Klinefelter, Danny A.; McCorkle, Dean (2008-10-28)
      Credit is a requirement for farming and ranching enterprises. Nowadays, lending institutions are requiring more and better information about enterprises before credit will be extended. This is a guide to the documentation ...
    • Business Entity Planning 

      Thompson, Bill; Hayenga, Wayne (2008-10-10)
      There are a number of ways farm and ranch businesses can be structured, including partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies, and others. This publication explains how the structure of a business affects estate ...
    • Business Plans for Agricultural Producers 

      McCorkle, Dean; Bevers, Stan (2008-10-17)
      A business plan is a road map for success. It describes a firm's organizational structure, products and services, objectives, financial and marketing plans, strengths and weaknesses. This publication guides business owners ...
    • Buying Hedge with Futures 

      Welch, Mark; Kastens, Terry L. (2009-01-07)
      This publication is an introduction to buying a hedge. It defines a hedge and gives case examples on using this risk management tool.
    • Cash Flow Projection for Operating Loan Determination 

      Klinefelter, Danny A.; McCorkle, Dean (2009-02-04)
      A cash flow statement is simply a record of the dollars coming in and the dollars going out of a business. This publication briefly discusses cash flow and gives a cash flow projection for operating loan determination.
    • Child Labor in Texas Agriculture 

      Smith, David (2005-04-28)
      Workers under age 18 involved in agriculture have a disproportionate rate of injury and death when compared to older workers. This publication explains potential risks to young agricultural workers as well as the laws ...
    • Child Labor in Texas Agriculture (Spanish) 

      Smith, David (2005-04-28)
      Workers under age 18 involved in agriculture have a disproportionate rate of injury and death when compared to older workers. This publications explains potential risks to young agricultural workers as well as the laws ...