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Six Steps to Better Farm Bookkeeping

In this guest blog post, Kris Hauswirth discusses some tips to help you manage you farm's bookkeeping and accounting. Farm accounting shouldn't simply be a task, it should be a farm management decision tool. But it tends to get put on the back burner. Check out these tips to get the most out of your farm accounting.

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Six Steps to Better Farm Bookkeeping

In this guest blog post, Kris Hauswirth discusses some tips to help you manage you farm's bookkeeping and accounting. Farm accounting shouldn't simply be a task, it should be a farm management decision tool. But it tends to get put on the back burner. Check out these tips to get the most out of your farm accounting.

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No Regret Crop Marketing: 3 Mindsets to Reduce the Emotion of Regret

In this blog post, guest author Cullen Wilson discusses how to fight the always present emotion of regret when making grain marketing decisions. He focuses on how you can apply the work of Nobel Prize winner Daniel Kahneman to help you overcome the impact of regret.

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An Ag Lender's Thoughts on Successful Restructuring

In this blog post, we revist an uncomfortable topic: farm foreclosure and bankruptcy. In particular, we get feedback from an farm banker on how to maintain a successful farm-bank relationship during tough times. A collaborative relationship combined with sticking to past plans is the path to achieving a mutually-benefical farm debt restructuring.

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Q&A with a Farm Restructuring Expert

In this blog post, we discuss an uncomfortable topic: farm foreclosure and bankruptcy. We'd be pulling wool over our eyes if we didn't face the fact that there are going to be plenty of tough conversations between farmers and bankers in the coming months and years. This blog post provides actionable advice surrounding farm foreclosure, farm restructuring, and farm bankruptcy.

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Connecting Working Capital and Grain Marketing

In this blog post, guest author Cullen Wilson discusses the importance of working capital the need to track it regularly on your farm. Tracking working capital enables a different metric to judge your grain marketing and can be an effective "trigger".

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The Traits of the Top 20% of Farmers vs the Bottom 20%

In this blog post, we discuss a recent presentation that Dr. David Kohl gave on traits that he believes separate the top 20% vs. bottom 20% of farmers. We also add a few traits to his list.

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Cost of On-Farm vs. Commercial Grain Drying

This blog post calculates the cost of on-farm vs. commercial grain drying. Hint: on-farm grain drying typically offers a great ROI.

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It's True, The Market Doesn't Care About Your Farm's Breakeven

In this blog post, I discuss how "the market" doesn't care about your farm's breakeven. I dig into why you should ignore that statement when making management decisions on your farm.

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