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Retained Ownership Strategies for Cattlemen
Retained ownership, or market integration, involves carrying over a production activity into the next phase of preparation for the marketplace. This publication discusses the advantages associated with this production and ...
Balance Sheet -- A Financial Management Tool
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.
Financial Management: The Key to Farm-Firm Business Management
Those who succeed will manage their operations as farm/ranch businesses, with more emphasis on recordkeeping, planning, profitability analysis and repayment-based financing, and with better production and business monitoring ...
Financial and Economic Terms
This publication lists and defines many financial and economic terms with which producers should be familiar.
Developing a Marketing Plan
Developing a good marketing plan will help you identify and quantify costs, set price goals, determine potential price outlook, examine production and price risk, and develop a strategy for marketing your crop. This ...
Hedging Cattle with an LRP Policy
Livestock Risk Protection policies offer price risk insurance to cattle producers. Hedging with an LRP policy is one way to secure an acceptable price now for a commodity that will be produced or marketed some time in the future.
Immigration and Labor Handbook
Laws governing immigration and labor can affect agricultural operations. This handbook explains how to comply with various immigration and labor laws. Topics covered include the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, ...
The Minimum Price Contract
A minimum price contract is one of many tools a marketer may use to better manage price and production risk while trying to achieve financial goals and objectives. This publication discusses the advantages and disadvantages ...
After the Conservation Reserve Program: Land Management with Wildlife in Mind
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 ...
Impacts of Tighter Credit in Agriculture
The availability of credit is critical to agricultural production. In the current tight credit situation, it is important for borrowers to understand the sources of credit and the nature of credit markets. This publications ...