Articles related to Farm Management

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 11:36

Corn and soybean yields in 2017 were higher than expected, resulting in the largest grain surpluses in recent years.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 09:28

2017 has been a challenging year for farmers and 2018 may be similar. Crop profit margins are tight once again, as more farms face cash flow and working capital constraints. But farmers and their families don’t have to deal with the stress by themselves, says Margaret Van Ginkel, coordinator of Iowa Concern, a program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 11:11

As harvest season draws to a close, farmers are starting to look forward to the next planting and growing season. Often times, this means signing new lease agreements or evaluating if an existing agreement is working.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 15:29

Managing a farm’s cash flow is critical. The ability to generate cash is what allows farmers to pay their bills. Steve Johnson, farm management specialist, has recommendations for farmers trying to maximize their cash flow.

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 10:55

Marketing grain by using basis contracts provides more flexibility in how farmers market their grain and profit from their crop.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 08:43

Because of the additional risk to the seller, those thinking of using deferred price contracts should carefully evaluate the financial position of firms they are thinking of entering into an agreement with. The type of information sellers should be looking for is highlighted in the publication, “Evaluating a Company’s Financial Position before Selling Grain on Deferred Price Contracts."

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:03

The field day will feature a panel of Montgomery County cover crop farmers including Gary Johnson, Mike Johnson, Mark Peterson, Dave Robinette and Kent Swanson.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 08:12

The design and layout of new practices currently being considered for water quality improvements of farmland drainage will be the focus of a workshop scheduled for Dec. 14 in Fort Dodge, Iowa.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 11:05

Manure can be a valuable commodity on a farm, and ISU Extension and Outreach publications are resources farmers can use to make informed decisions about manure applications.