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Specifications of Futures and Options Contracts
To use futures and options, you must understand how such contracts are specified. This publication features complete descriptions of the contract specifications for both futures and options as they are used for agricultural ...
Managing Your Farm and Ranch Operation
A good manager invests time in careful planning, which includes developing a vision and a mission statement to guide the business enterprise. This publications discusses management of finances, people, equipment and land ...
Basic Marketing of Texas Cotton: Forward Contracts, Cash Sales, Marketing Pools, and the USDA Loan Program
This publication explains basic marketing alternatives for cotton producers, including forward contracts, cash sales, marketing pools and USDA loan programs.
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
Managing a Family Budget
Without budgeting, family living expenses may exceed the available income and jeopardize the overall financial goals of the farm and family. This publication offers information on developing a family budget and provides ...
Managing Risk in a Dynamic World Economy
This publication provides an overview of the globalization of U.S. agriculture, with special emphasis on implications for risk management. To be successful in a rapidly changing global environment, farmers will need a clear ...
Selling Hedge with Futures
This publication is an introduction to selling a hedge. It defines a hedge and gives case examples on using this risk management tool.