Moe Russell

Working Capital Needs Vary
Soon the harvest season will be over and we will be taking balance sheets and reviewing profit and loss statements for
Diverisification: A Risk Managment Strategy
With record profits, many of you have cash available to invest. First, increased earnings should build working capital
Self Reliance Is Alive And Well
Farmers operate a business totally dependent on Mother Nature, but this winter and spring have been unusually
Negotiating Cash Rental Rates
One of the most-often-asked questions I have had this winter is: How can I reduce the risk of rapidly escalating input
A Letter to Me
Brad Paisley's country song, A Letter to Me, hit No. 1 recently on the country charts. It made me think of a recent
How to Work With Operating Leverage
Last month I wrote about the pros and cons of financial leverage. This had to do with the ratio of assets to
Leverage Pros and Cons
Having just read several commentaries that predict $5 corn and $15 soybeans, it sends chills down my spine reliving
Ethanol's Rocky Road
The increase in ethanol production and use has changed the agricultural economy more than anything since the Great
Oil Prices Increase Farm Costs
In July we held our ninth annual summer conference for clients of Russell Consulting Group in South Sioux City, NE.
Is Flexible Cash Rent For You?
During the past several months there's been a lot of talk about flexible-cash-lease products or bonus programs for
History Helps Us With The Future
The year 2007 should go down in history as one of the best years ever for net farm income. However, as one of our
Putting Your Plan To Use
In the last couple issues we discussed how to develop a simple and useful business plan that includes the key
Set Specific Goals And Objectives
In the April issue we outlined how planning can help transform organizations to what they want to be if the plan is
Planning Made Simple And Useful
Having an organized planning process at the farm level is not common. In the past when some of the most innovative
Acquiring More Acres
This winter while traveling throughout the Midwest and High Plains I asked producers: What is your biggest challenge?

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