5 Guidelines for Securing Your Farm Operating Loan Renewal
As your operating loan maturity date approaches, you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to prepare and gather all the proper documents ..
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Free Webinar Series: Farm Taxes
Join us for a FREE, four-part webinar series on farm taxes & how to position your farm for financial success in 2019. When every dollar coun..
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Operating Profit Margin Ratio: How Useful Is It?
Establishing Key Performance Metrics for Farmers The Farm Financial Standards program is a continuing effort to help farmers better understa..
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529 Plans: The Benefits of Saving for the Future
With the costs of college on the overwhelming rise, many taxpayers are looking for a solution to challenge of saving enough money for their ..
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Interest Expense Ratio—How Is It Calculated and Why Is It..
What is the interest expense ratio? For the purpose of this discussion, the interest expense ratio is calculated by dividing your business’s..
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5 Things for Farmers to Consider During the 2019 Tax..
As the 2019 tax season quickly approaches, the main focus of most tax preparers and practitioners is meeting with clients to properly plan f..
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What Is the Operating Expense Ratio and Why Does It Matter?
“Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right thing.” – Zig Ziglar
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What Is ATO, Why Is It Important,  & How Does It Impact My..
Your farm needs productive assets. Agricultural businesses utilize a variety of assets: land, buildings, equipment, vehicles, grain inventor..
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Preparing Agriculture Financial Statements
What’s your current process for producing farm financial statements? Preparing financial statements is a critical task for the success of an..
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Owning vs. Leasing Farm Equipment: What’s Best for Your..
Leases and loans are simply two different methods of financing.  One finances the use of a tractor; while the other finances the purchase.  ..
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How Inadequate Farm Accounting Can Cause Added Stress
Today’s financial landscape is more difficult to navigate than ever before. Complete and timely financial records are a necessity, especiall..
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Tax Consequences of Taking Prevented Planting Payments
With most of the corn belt fighting rain and floods, the ability to get crops in the ground has been a struggle to say the least.  With the ..
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10 Questions to Consider When Applying for an Agricultural..
Farming businesses rarely generate adequate operating profits in a timely manner to fund all its capital needs, which include interest payme..
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Individual Taxation: What You Need To Know
To report earnings to the government for taxation purposes, individuals file a Form 1040, which is due on April 15th. If taxpayers cannot fi..
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4 Quick Tips to Get Your Tax Refund Fast!
Not getting your tax refund as quickly as you would like? Check out the list below for four quick tips to help hurry the process along.
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How to Profitably Manage Your Farm’s Trucking Business
Keep Accounting Separate Understanding the financial strength of your trucking business is imperative to its ongoing financial success. To g..
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