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Whole Farm Decisions
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For information on leasing, land values, or financial statements.

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Whole Farm
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Renewable Energy Decisions
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Ethanol profitability meter, biodiesel profitability meter, industry outlook, and more.

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February 2020 Updates

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Costs & Returns:
2018 Farm Bill Payment Estimator by County for ARC-CO and PLC -- A1-33 (Decision Tool)
Risk Management Tools: Basics of Crop Insurance -- A1-58
Basics of Crop Insurance -- A1-58 (Voiced Media)
Crops -- Machinery:
Estimating the Field Capacity of Farm Machines -- A3-24 (Decision Tool)
Days Suitable for Fieldwork in Iowa -- A3-25
Livestock -- Costs & Returns:
Risk Management Tools for Small- to Medium-Sized Cattle Feeders -- B1-54
Risk Management Tools for Small to Medium Sized Cattle Feeders -- B1-54 (Voiced Media)
Livestock -- Livestock & Prices:
Seasonal Hog Price Patterns – B2-14
Whole Farm -- Land Values:
Risk Management Tools: Comparing Farmland Returns to Stock Market Investments -- C2-79
Land vs Stock Market -- C2-79 (Voiced Media)
Whole Farm -- Financial:
Converting Cash to Accrual Net Farm Income -- C3-26
Cash to Accrual Net Farm Income Worksheet -- C3-26 (Decision Tool)
Risk Management Tools: Farm Financial Performance Analysis -- C3-59

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