The balance between business and personal life skills in your business plan provides a pathway not only for next year, but for the decade ahead. How will your operation adjust its cash flow and long-term goals to reflect a volatile economy?
Farm Credit Illinois maintains a list of upcoming farmland auctions submitted within the Association’s 60-county marketplace. View listings or submit an upcoming auction at www.farmcreditIL.com/auctioninfo.
Planning for next year’s crop often begins during the long hours in the cab harvesting each fall. Hone in on operational changes, asset and liability adjustments, and business structure outlook to take your planning to the next level.
Congratulations to the winners of the bluetooth headsets following Issue 5:
Boyd Schaufelberger of Bond County
David Morrison of Sangamon County
Janelle Thomas of DeWitt County
Jean Johnson of Iroquois County
Jim Spencer of Jasper County
Luke Wiskamp of Saint Clair County
Melanie Sieberns of Champaign County
Nathan Sample of Wayne County
Paula Mouzin of Knox County, Indiana
Terra Moye of White County
In Issue 5 of Essentials, readers were asked the results of their corn and soybean yields. Here are the results from 432 respondents:
Ag Economy Barometer
Producer Sentiment Holds Steady
The Ag Economy Barometer measures the health of the U.S. agriculture economy with an index value based on a survey of agricultural producers on economic sentiment. A score of 100 means producer sentiment is unchanged from the six-month baseline research period; a score higher than 100 means sentiment improved from the base period; a score lower than 100 means sentiment declined versus the base period.