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Jun
30
2014

Business of Agriculture: Debt Structuring and Loan Terms

When it comes time for you to borrow money to support your agricultural operation, there are many considerations in determining what type of loan you need. As a borrower you should consider and discuss with your lender: the purpose of the loan; your philosophy regarding debt; and how the loan fits your business plan and helps achieve your long-term goals Read More

Jun
10
2014

Ag News Roundup: May 2014

The initial results of the 2012 Census of Agriculture revealed the continued growth in the number of Hispanic and Latino farmers and the continued aging of American farmers, who averaged 58.3 years of age at the time the Census was conducted. The documentary Farmland, which highlights the work and lives of five young farmers,was also released in May, to mixed but primarily favorable reviews. The ongoing drought also took center stage once again, with approximately half of the country in drought, in some areas considered worse than the 1940s Dust Bowl. Read More

May
30
2014

National Beef Month: It's A Family Thing

Have you ever wondered what it's like to work on a family owned and operated ranch? I have been a rancher’s daughter since day one, and I was already out checking cattle with my parents when I was just one week old. My favorite memories and hardest lessons learned have been made right at home on our ranch. Read More

May
23
2014

Get Ready, Get Set...GRILL!

It's time to fire up those grills everybody, Memorial Day weekend is finally here! Nothing says summer better than pool parties, cookouts and a great steak. So whether you are hosting your town's block party or just in the mood for a good cut of beef, here is a flank steak recipe that is sure to tickle everyone's taste buds. Read More

May
22
2014

Business of Agriculture: Key Financial Ratios and What They Mean

Financial reports contain a wealth of information about the condition of the business they represent. In addition to the bottom line numbers, the relationships between different entries in the balance sheet and income statement reveal important information about the business. These ratios are used by lenders to assess the credit-worthiness of a borrower, helping determine whether and how much to lend, and how to structure loans to mitigate risks. Read More

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