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Article: Flex Rents Need to Benefit Both Parties

In this blog post, I point you to an article that summarizes some thoughts I have on flex rents. They are great contracts but they need to be mutually beneficial and negotiated with that in mind.

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Article: Flex Rents Need to Benefit Both Parties

In this blog post, I point you to an article that summarizes some thoughts I have on flex rents. They are great contracts but they need to be mutually beneficial and negotiated with that in mind.

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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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Don't Rely on Crop Insurance as Price Protection

In this blog post we revisit the actual price protection provided by multi-peril crop insurance. In most instances, don't rely on crop insurance as a marketing tool.

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You Need a Statistical Framework for Farm Management Decisions

Farming is a business with a ton of uncertainty. Producers can't let this uncertainty hamper their decision making. One way to add structure to the decision making process is to use the statistical concept of expected value when evaluating farm management decisions.

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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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New Software Feature: Custom Crop Shares

In this blog post, we show you a new feature we added to Harvest Profit's farm management software: custom crop share structures. This feature allows you to create custom structures and view the impact on your field-by-field profitability.

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