FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Tue Oct 23, 2012 09:27 AM CDT


It's the perennial election-year question: Are you better off than you were four years ago? For the majority of America's grain farmers, the answer is a definite yes.


A study of 100 highly diverse cropoperations in the AgriSolutions database found that farm equity had grown 58% between January 2008and December 2011. Unlike the 1970s, most of this growth was due to real earnings from operations, not just paper adjustments due to land and equipment inflation,AgriSolutions financial consultant Sam Bachman found.
In fact, this group earned $19.8 million from higher valuations on assets but another $33.2 million on retained earnings ...

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