FARM LIFE NEWS
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Advisor
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:39 AM CST

Financial management is playing an increasingly important role in farm business success and capital access. As government safety nets are eliminated and financial regulators become more aggressive, many farmers and ranchers are going to have to up their game. Expect to be required to provide more complete and better documented evidence of your financial position and performance when you apply for commercial credit -- especially if your operation is large, highly leveraged or undergoing major growth or other transitions.

In the last column, we addressed three of five ways lenders measure liquidity -- the ability to cash flow your debt ...

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