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Keeping the cash flowing: managing seasonal farm income

publication date: Sep 1, 2018
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At the risk of taking the romance and wonder out of our profession, I think that farming can be boiled down to two important tasks: figuring out how to make money, and figuring out how to spend money. It might appear oversimplified, but when farmers decide which crops to grow, where to sell them, what techniques to use in growing them, how and when to harvest, and so on through the production cycle, we are just deciding how to make money and how to spend money; or, in a word, how to manage cash flow.

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