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Author: J. Michael Harris
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: outlook, finance, income, agricultural
Number of Pages: 76
Published: 2010-10
ISBN-10: 1437927823
ISBN-13: 9781437927825

Provides an overview of the financial characteristics and performance of the U.S. farm sector and farm bus., and the financial status of farm households. All three measures of farm income are projected to decline in 2009 ż net farm income, net cash income, and net value added. Uncertainty surrounds the forecasts of farm assets, debt, and equity in 2009, given the volatility of commodity, energy/input, and financial markets. Farm financial ratios monitoring liquidity, efficiency, solvency, and profitability show that the sectorżs financial performance in 2008-09, while slightly worse than in

Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: bill, farm, provisions
Number of Pages: 23
Published: 1997-01-01
ISBN-10: 0788137042
ISBN-13: 9780788137044

After the longest farm bill debate in U.S. history, the Federal Agriculture Improvement & Reform Act of 1996 became law, significantly changes U.S. agricultural policy. The new Farm Act removes the link between income support payments & farm prices by providing for seven annual fixed but declining production flexibility contract payments” whereby participating producers may receive government payments largely independent of farm prices, in contrast to the past when deficiency payments were dependent on farm prices. Includes a side-by-side comparison of 1990 & 1996 farm legislation.

Author: J. Michael Harris
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: farm, businesses, farming, landscape, finance, debt
Number of Pages: 64
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437925561
ISBN-13: 9781437925562

Income and wealth for farm bus. have changed noticeably this decade. Debt levels have been rising, asset levels have outpaced debt despite a recent fall in land prices, and equity has more than doubled for farm bus. However, recent declines in farm income and falling land prices have raised concerns about the financial position of U.S. farms. Total farm sector debt reached a record $240 billion in 2008, a $26 billion increase over 2007. Debt is expected to decline to $234 billion in 2009. In 1986, nearly 60% of farms used debt financing. By 2007, the number had dropped to 31%. In essence, farm

Author: Robert Hoppe
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: farm, report, family, farms, finances, structure
Number of Pages: 72
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437937004
ISBN-13: 9781437937008

Most U.S. farms -- 98 percent in 2007 -- are family operations, and even the largest farms are predominantly family run. Large-scale family farms and non-family farms account for 12 percent of U.S. farms but 84 percent of the value of production. In contrast, small family farms make up most of the U.S. farm count but produce a modest share of farm output. Small farms are less profitable than large-scale farms, and their operator households tend to rely on off-farm income for their livelihood. Farm operator households cannot be characterized as low-income when both farm and off-farm income are

Author: Elizabeth Warren
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: restructuring, loan, farm, report, special
Number of Pages: 102
Published: 2010-06
ISBN-10: 1437921698
ISBN-13: 9781437921694

Analyzes the state of the commercial farm credit markets and the use of loan restructuring as an alternative to foreclosure by financial institutions receiving govżt. assist. through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). In considering these issues, two key questions arose: (1) Considering the state of agriculture markets generally and farm credit conditions in particular, does a need presently exist for a program designed to restructure delinquent farm loans? (2) If a need exists, is a TARP-based restructuring model or some other model likely to be the most effective in easing any stress

Author: Ron Durst
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: households, farm, policies, tax, federal
Number of Pages: 26
Published: 2009
ISBN-10: 1437924484
ISBN-13: 9781437924480

Changes in Fed. tax provisions affecting both individual and business income taxes have reduced average tax rates for all farm households, resulting in the lowest tax burden on farm income and investment in a decade. Similarly, an analysis of the changes to Fed. estate tax policies suggests that increases in the value of property that can be transferred to the next generation free of the estate tax, combined with special provisions for farmers and other small businesses, have greatly reduced the number of farm estates subject to the tax and the amount owed. While nearly 10% of commercial farm

Author: Robert A. Robinson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: farm, loan, portfolio, update, agency, service, consolidated, cfsa
Number of Pages: 84
Published: 1995-06
ISBN-10: 0788136623
ISBN-13: 9780788136627

As of Mar. 31, 1995, the Consolidated Farm Service Agency outstanding principal for active direct & guaranteed farm loans to the nation's farmers totaled $17.8 billion. This report provides information on: levels of outstanding debt on active loans & amounts owed by delinquent borrowers as of Mar. 31, 1995; losses on farm loans from FY 1989 through Mar. 31, 1995; & new loans to borrowers who are delinquent & to borrowers whose past defaults resulted in losses. This report does not address the many management & policy issues associated with the federal farm loan program. Charts & tables.
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