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Wider World of Business

6 Tips for Reading an Income Statement

Our very first consulting client was a home health-care business. As part of our initial analysis, we asked to see financial statements, and the owner handed us a three-ring binder containing monthly financials — meaning an income statement, balance sheet and cashflow projections.
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On the Record

Deere 2Q Equipment Sales Fall 20%

In today’s newscast we look at John Deere’s second quarter and Cervus’ first quarter earnings reports, a significant merger between two specialty equipment dealerships, as well as several other “Dealers on the Move,” the impact of declining farmland values and, from the Technology Corner, recent strides in ISOBUS conformance testing.
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Ag Equipment Intelligence

Facts & Figures from 2012 U.S. Census of Agriculture

On May 5, USDA released its long-awaited Census of Agriculture, the first update since 2007. Following are some of the key production, financial, economic and demographic data contained in the 2012 Census of Agriculture that will serve as the basis of much of the research that media, government and financial markets will utilize until the next Census in 2017.
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The Farm Sector's Financial Health Continues to Strengthen

Debt-to-asset and debt-to-equity ratios are traditional measures of the farm business sectors financial solvency. Based on forecasts of the value of farm business assets and debt, the sectors debt-to-asset ratio is expected to decline from an estimated 10.7 percent at the end of 2012 to 10.2 percent by the end of 2013.
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