Balance Sheets and Trigonometry - Why Make It So Hard?
SOH CAH TOA.  Perhaps you had some exposure to trigonometry in your high school math class. To recall, it is a tool to help remember how thr..
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How To Check Yourself Before Someone Else Does: Internal..
There is an old saying in Accounting that goes, “A Good Accountant Never Makes Mistakes”, but we are all human, and mistakes do occur. The t..
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Federal Tax Update for Farmers
U.S. taxpayers saw significant changes on their tax returns last year, and this year is sure to bring changes, as well. 
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Owner-Operator Farms: Manage These 5 Things to Survive
How did consolidation pressure begin and how has it evolved?
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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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