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Whole Farm, Profit Objective Pricing

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Payday is the day agricultural producers sell their commodities and livestock. Most of us, whether farmers, small businessmen, or employees, wish to earn the most for our efforts. The intent of this guide is to help producers calculate a profit objective price for their commodities in any given year based on that year’s farm mix of crops and livestock and on historical expense, income, and production data.

Authors: 
Michael R. Langemeier
Publisher: 
Kansas State University
Year: 
2010

An Integrated Financial Management Package

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Agricultural producers need a complete farm record system for their business to analyze profitability and changes in equity. This record of accounts would go beyond just the information needed to complete income tax forms. An excellent set of records provides not only a historical account of the business, but also provides information that can be used for budgeting and planning.

Authors: 
Michael R. Langemeier
Publisher: 
Kansas State University
Year: 
2010

Indicadores de rentabilidad y eficiencia económica de la producción de manzanas cv. Gala en la Región del Maule, Chile

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En esta investigación se estimaron indicadores de rentabilidad y de eficiencia económica de la producción de manzanas (Malus domestica L.) cv. Gala para una explotación localizada en la zona de Linares (35º51’ lat. Sur, 71º35’ long. Oeste), Región del Maule, Chile. Los coeficientes técnicos de la plantación fueron tomados de los registros históricos de diferentes predios durante las temporadas agrícolas 1994-1995 a 2003-2004.

Authors: 
Germán Lobos A.
Authors: 
Tristán Muñoz I.
Publisher: 
Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research
Year: 
2005

Energy Conservation in Cold Storage and Cooling Operations

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Energy use in a cold storage facility is affected by the amount of heat the refrigeration equipment must remove and the efficiency of the equipment. The main sources of heat in a facility for long-term storage are transmission through walls, evaporator coil fans, lights, air leakage, and respiration of the stored commodity.

Authors: 
Jim Thompson
Publisher: 
Perishables Handling Quarterly
Year: 
2001

Income Statement - A Financial Management Tool

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An income statement is a financial statement that measures the success of a business for a period of time in terms of net income or loss. The most common period of time for a farm business is a calendar year. Other names for this important accounting statement include profit and loss statement, operating statement, and income and expense statement.

Authors: 
Michael R. Langemeier
Publisher: 
Kansas State University
Year: 
2010

Financial Ratios Used in Financial Management

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Financial aspects of the farm business have rapidly increased in importance in recent years. Farm business size has increased. Cash expenses have gone up. Larger amounts of credit are being used.

Authors: 
Michael R. Langemeier
Publisher: 
Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service
Year: 
2010

Cómo Prepararse para la Inspección Orgánica

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Este guía sirve para ayudar al productor y procesador orgánico a prepararse para su inspección de certificación según las normas del Programa Nacional Orgánico del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos. (www.ams.usda.gov/nop) Describe los pasos que seguir para prepararse para una inspección, sea inicial o anual, programada o de sorpresa.

Authors: 
Ann Baier
Publisher: 
ATTRA
Year: 
2006

Finding Land to Farm: Six Ways to Secure Farmland

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This publication highlights some common ways to lease or own land. It outlines important considerations about each of these leasing options and paths to ownership.

Authors: 
Kendra Johnson
Authors: 
Rex Dufour
Authors: 
Marisa Alcorta
Publisher: 
ATTRA Publication
Year: 
2009

Enterprise Budget and Cash Flow for Greenhouse Tomato Production

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Growing crops in a greenhouse environment requires a substantial investment in capital and management resources. The two financial considerations regarding any such enterprise are profitability and cash flow. Profitability potential can be addressed through an enterprise budget, which is an itemization of costs incurred over a typical production cycle.

Authors: 
J. L. Smith
Authors: 
T. D. Hewitt
Authors: 
R. C. Hochmuth
Authors: 
G. J. Hochmuth
Publisher: 
University of Florida IFAS
Year: 
2009

Leasing vs. Buying Farm Machinery

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Authors: 
Troy J. Dumler
Authors: 
Jeff Williams
Authors: 
Kevin C. Dhuyvetter
Publisher: 
Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service
Year: 
2010
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