Recent Updates

December 2013

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Cost & Return:
Crop Planning Prices -- A1-10
Estimated Costs of Crop Production -- A1-20
Livestock - Outlook & Prices:
Livestock Planning Prices -- B1-10
Whole Farm - Cost & Return:
Suggested Closing Inventory Prices -- C1-40
Whole Farm - Land Values:
2013 Farmland Value Survey Iowa State University -- C2-70
New Business Development - Starting a Business:
Overview of Uniform Marketing Agreements -- C5-87
Sample Uniform Marketing and Delivery Agreement -- C5-88
 

November 2013

AgDM New and Updated Files

Livestock - Outlook & Prices:
Deductible Livestock Costs for Adjusting Income Tax Returns -- B1-15
Whole Farm - Financial:
Complete Financial Statements (Decision Tool) -- C3-20, C3-25, C3-55
Accrual Net Farm Income Worksheet (Decision Tool) -- C3-25
Financial Troubleshooting -- C3-53
Financial Performance Measures for Iowa Farms -- C3-55
Financial Performance Measures (Decision Tool) -- C3-55
Farm Financial Statements -- C3-56
Whole Farm - Legal & Taxes:
Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credits and Loan Programs -- C4-30
Whole Farm - Other:
Evaluating Farm Accounting Software -- C6-32
New Business Development - Starting a Business:
Overview of Letters of Intent -- C5-85
Sample of Letter of Intent -- C5-86
 
 

October 2013

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Markets:
Grain Storage Alternatives:  An Economic Comparison -- A2-35
Whole Farm - Cost & Return:
Farm Costs and Returns – C1-10
Whole Farm - Leasing:
Survey of Iowa Leasing Practices -- C2-15
Iowa Farmland Leasing Overview
   (Voiced Media) -- C2-20
Whole Farm - Land Values:
Farmland Value Survey (Realtors Land Institute) -- C2-75
Whole Farm - Financial:
Interpreting Financial Performance Measures (Decision Tool) -- C3-56
Whole Farm - Weights & Measurements:
Agricultural Measurements and Conversions -- C6-84
New Business Development - Starting a Business:
Overview of Consulting Agreements -- C5-83
Sample Consulting Agreement -- C5-84
 
 

September 2013

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Cost & Return:
Comparison of Drying Systems Calculator (Decision Tool)  -- A1-20
Corn Stover Pricer (Decision Tool) -- A1-70
Crops - Markets:
Monthly Cost for Storing Grain (Decision Tool) -- A2-33
Livestock - Cost & Return:
Managed Hay and Grazing of CRP Acres -- B1-60
Managed Hay and Grazing of CRP Acres (Decision Tool) -- B1-60
Whole Farm - Leasing:
Iowa Farmland Rental Rates (USDA) -- C2-09
Survey of Iowa Leasing Practices -- C2-15
Iowa Farmland Leasing Overview (Voiced Media) -- C2-20
Flexible Cash Farm Leases (Voiced Media) -- C2-21
Whole Farm - Land Values:
Farmland Value Survey (Realtors Land Institute) -- C2-75
New Business Development - Starting a Business:
Overview of Confidentiality Agreement -- C5-80
Sample One-Sided Confidentiality Agreement -- C5-81
Sample Mutual Confidentiality Agreement -- C5-82
New Business Development - Analysis:
Capital Budgeting and Decision Making -- C5-242
Time Value of Money and Capital Budgeting Terms -- C5-243
 

August 2013

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Machinery:
Transferring Ownership of Farm Machinery -- A3-32
Joint Machinery Ownership -- A3-34
Whole Farm - Leasing:
Lease Supplement for Investing in Improvements on a Rented Farm -- C2-07
New Business Development - Analysis:
Creating a Return/Risk Profile for an Equity Investment -- C5-214
Capital Budgeting Basics -- C5-240
Constructing a Capital Budget -- C5-241
 
 

July 2013

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Outlook & Prices:
Change in Corn Prices by Two Week Period -- A2-17
Change in Soybean Prices by Two Week Period -- A2-18
Whole Farm - Leasing:
Historic County Cropland Rental Rates -- C2-11
Whole Farm - Transition & Estate Planning:
Getting Started in Farming: Part-time or Small Farms -- C4-09
New Business Development - Analysis:
Understanding Progressive Tax Rates -- C5-212
Cash Flow and Profitability are Not the Same -- C5-213
 
 

June 2013

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Machinery:
Historic Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-12
Livestock - Outlook & Prices:
Hog Price Changes by Two-week Period -- B2-15
Cattle Price Changes by Two-week Period -- B2-20
Whole Farm - Transition & Estate Planning:
Getting Started in Farming: On the Home Farm -- C4-08
New Business Development - Starting a Business:
Understanding the Components of an Interest Rate -- C5-94
Understanding the Time Value of Money -- C5-96
Financial Ratios -- C5-97
 

May 2013

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Cost & Return:
Historical Costs of Crop Production -- A1-21
Delayed Planting and Replanting Evaluator -- A1-57 (Decision Tool)
Livestock - Markets:
How Often Can Cattle Feeders Hedge a Profit with Futures? -- B2-54
Whole Farm - Leasing:
Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2013 Survey -- C2-10
Whole Farm - Land Values:
Historic Farmland Value Survey (Iowa State University) -- C2-70 (Decision Tool)
Historic County Farmland Values
-- C2-72
Whole Farm -Transition & Estate Planning:
Getting Started in Farming: Inheriting a Farm  – C4-07
Whole Farm - Weights & Measurements:
Metric Conversions -- C6-80
Metric Conversions
-- C6-80 (Decision Tool)
New Business Development - Starting a Business:
Types of Term Loan Payment Schedules  – C5-93
 

April 2013

AgDM New and Updated Files

Whole Farm - Land Values:
Farmland Value Survey -- C2-75
Whole Farm - Legal & Taxes:
Federal Gift Tax -- C4-23
Federal Estate Taxes -- C4-24
New Business Development - Starting a Business:
Financing Stages for Start-up Businesses -- C5-91
Types and Sources of Financing for Start-up Businesses -- C5-92
 

March 2013

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Cost & Returns:
Historical Corn Yields by County -- A1-12
Historical Soybean Yields by County -- A1-13
Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-14
Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Payment Estimator (Decision Tool) -- A1-45
Crops - Machinery:
Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-10
Livestock - Outlook & Prices:
Historic Cattle Prices -- B2-12
Whole Farm - Financial:
Financial Performance Measures for Iowa Farms -- C3-55
 

February 2013

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Cost & Returns::
Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Payment Estimator (Decision Tool) -- A1-45
Livestock - Markets:
Lean Hog Basis -- B2-41
Live Cattle Basis -- B2-42
Feeder Cattle Basis -- B2-43
Feeder Steer-Heifer Price Spread -- B2-45
Livestock - Outlook & Prices::
Historic Hog and Lamb Prices -- B2-10
Whole Farm - Leasing:
Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate -- C2-20
Flexible Farm Lease Agreements -- C2-21
 

January 2013

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Cost and Returns:
Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -- A1-20
Vegetable Production Budgets for a High Tunnel -- A1-23
High Tunnel Production Budget -- A1-23 (Decision Tool)
Whole Farm - Land Values:
Farmland Value Survey (Iowa State University) -- C2-70