FARM BUSINESS NEWS
DTN Ag Business Benchmark
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Thu Feb 7, 2013 07:53 AM CST

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- This is your chief financial officer speaking: Your grain farm may be generating more revenue than at any other time in history, but on average you're doing a better job of spending than saving it.

That's the conclusion that AgriSolutions financial consultant Sam Bachman makes after studying five-year trends of three-dozen commercial Midwest grain operations in their database.

He analyzed two ways lenders look at farm liquidity -- working capital and working capital as a percent of revenue. Those are such significant indicators of financial health, some lenders mandate minimums as part of loan covenants. Violate ...

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