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    • 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 ...
    • 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 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 ...
    • 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.
    • Considerations When Using Grain Contracts 

      Wisner, Robert; McCorkle, Dean (2000-04-07)
      Grain contracts can help farmers manage the increasing risks of production and the price volatility of the market. This publication explains grain contracts and how to use them wisely as a risk management tool.
    • Cow-Calf Enterprise Standardized Performance Analysis 

      McCorkle, Dean; Bevers, Stan (2009-03-02)
      SPA is a tool for determining the production and financial performance of an individual cow-calf enterprise. It allows producers to compare production systems, identify areas that need to be changed and measure progress ...
    • Definitions of Marketing Terms 

      McCorkle, Dean; Dhuyvetter, Kevin C. (2008-12-05)
      This publication defines many of the marketing terms producers may encounter.
    • Developing a Marketing Plan 

      Bevers, Stan; Waller, Mark L.; Amosson, Stephen H.; McCorkle, Dean (2009-03-02)
      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 ...
    • Economic Implications of Biological Control of Arundo donax in the Texas Rio Grande Basin 

      Seawright, Emily; Rister, M. Edward; Lacewell, Ronald; McCorkle, Dean; Sturdivant, Allen; Goolsby, John; Yang, Chenghai; Harris, B.L. (Texas Water Resources Institute, 2009-11)
      ABSTRACT Arundo donax, or giant reed, is a large, bamboo-like plant that is native to Spain and has invaded several thousand acres of the Rio Grande riparian zone in Texas and Mexico. The plant grows to over 26 feet ...
    • Farm and Ranch Business Management Functions 

      McCorkle, Dean; Anderson, David P. (2009-02-04)
      This publication discussess several management functions, including organization, staffing and direction and control. Suggested activities help managers learn how to implement these functions in their farm and ranch businesses.
    • Farm and Ranch Personnel Management 

      Bevers, Stan; McCorkle, Dean; Hanselka, Daniel (2009-05-01)
      People--human capital--are an important resource in making a farm or ranch business more competitive in today's business environment. This publication summarizes the ideas about modern personnel management that illustrate ...
    • Financial and Economic Terms 

      McCorkle, Dean; Klinefelter, Danny A. (2008-12-05)
      This publication lists and defines many financial and economic terms with which producers should be familiar.
    • Financial Management: Cash vs. Accrual Accounting 

      Klinefelter, Danny A.; McCorkle, Dean; Klose, Steven (2008-10-17)
      This publication explains the differences between cash and accrual accounting and suggests how farmers and ranchers can get the best of both accounting systems. There are sample income statements and a table to illustrate ...
    • Hedging Milk with BFP Futures and Options 

      Anderson, David P.; McCorkle, Dean; Schwart Jr., Robert B.; Jones, Rodney (1999-06-23)
      Basic Formula Price (BFP) milk futures and options can be used to hedge, or lock in, milk prices in order to manage milk price fluctuations. This publication offers information on futures contracts, basis, cash settlement ...
    • Hedging With a Put Option 

      Anderson, Carl; Smith, Jackie; McCorkle, Dean; O'Brien, Daniel (1999-06-23)
      Put options are a pricing tool with considerable flexibility for managing price risk. This publication discusses some put option basics, how put options work and how to use them.
    • Human Resource Management: Employee Attraction and Selection Guide 

      Fogleman, Sarah L.; Anderson, David P.; McCorkle, Dean (2009-04-08)
      Successful managers know that recruiting and training key personnel is critical to the health of any business. This publication discusses the five steps to recruiting and selecting the best employees.
    • Human Resource Management: Employee Compensation Guide 

      Fogleman, Sarah L.; McCorkle, Dean (2009-04-08)
      Employee compensation is important to successful employee recruitment, retention, motivation, performance, feedback and satisfaction. This publication explains the many alternatives employers have for creating compensation ...
    • Leasing vs. Buying Farm Machinery 

      Klinefelter, Danny A.; McCorkle, Dean (2009-06-01)
      Equipment leasing has gained favor with farmers and ranchers in recent years. This publication discusses how to determine lease cost and analyzes lease vs. purchase options. An example of such an analysis is included.
    • Making Decisions with Enterprise Budgets 

      Smith, Jackie; McCorkle, Dean; Outlaw, Joe (2000-11-08)
      Enterprise budgets can help farmers and ranchers make better decisions about what products to produce and how to produce them economically. This publication tells how to create and use enterprise budgets and includes an example.
    • Managing a Family Budget 

      McCorkle, Dean; Klinefelter, Danny A. (2008-09-16)
      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 ...