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Farm Margin Tool
Farm Margin Tool - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Farm Margin Tool

Timothy Beck, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Virginia A. Ishler, Heather Weeks

The Farm Margin mobile application is the first step in calculating a dairy's break even cost of production. More
Pennsylvania Dairy Farm Size and Profitability
Pennsylvania Dairy Farm Size and Profitability - Articles Articles
Annual summary of Pennsylvania dairy cash flow plans and assessment of factors that lead to profitability. More
Financing a Dairy Farm Modernization: What Your Banker Wants to Know
Financing a Dairy Farm Modernization: What Your Banker Wants to Know - Articles Articles
For major renovations or expansions, a lender will want a comprehensive financial plan that proves the farm’s past profitability and justifies the expansion for further profits down the road. More
Getting a Handle on the Farm Bill and the Dairy Margin Protection Program
Getting a Handle on the Farm Bill and the Dairy Margin Protection Program - Articles Articles
When it comes to risk management it seems like things are never simple. More
What’s Old is New Again: Records Never Go Out of Style
What’s Old is New Again: Records Never Go Out of Style - Articles Articles
An adventure in cleaning out old file cabinets yields financial record keeping advice that has stood the test of time. More
Dairy Margin Protection Program FAQs
Dairy Margin Protection Program FAQs - Articles Articles
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), information and answers regarding the Agricultural Act of 2014 Dairy Title's Margin Protection Program. More
The Crop Costs Conversation: Get the Most out of Your Cropping Plan
The Crop Costs Conversation: Get the Most out of Your Cropping Plan - Articles Articles
Actual production costs for forage and grains can vary greatly from market prices. It pays to know your true costs. More
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Costs to Raise Replacement Heifers: Template - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps

Costs to Raise Replacement Heifers: Template

Timothy Beck, Heather Weeks

Example shows how to complete the Costs to Raise Replacement Heifers spreadsheet, uses data from Penn State research. More
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Costs to Raise Replacement Heifers: Spreadsheet - Tools and Apps Tools and Apps
Provides a tool to determine the actual costs of raising heifers on any dairy operation. More
Farm Sense
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Farm Sense

Timothy Beck, Robert C. Goodling, Jr., Lynn Kime, Winifred W. Mc Gee, John P. Wodehouse, Juliette Enfield, Heather Weeks, Miguel Antonio Saviroff, MS

$39.00
Farm management tools for financial success. Along with the Farm Sense course, this 78-page guide introduces three basic financial records—the cash flow statement, the balance sheet, and the income statement. More