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  • 2016
  • January

Planning readies ranchers for farm economy downturn

The sky is not falling, but more challenging times are ahead.
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  • 2014
  • January

Buyer goals determine land purchase considerations

When purchasing agricultural land, it is essential to define the overall goal of the acquisition. Some people buy for quality-of-life reasons. Sometimes land is purchased as an investment. Others purchase to generate a profit from agricultural practices.
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  • 2014
  • July

Alternative culling method increases profits

To help provide producers options for managing and marketing cull cows, researchers at the Noble Research Institute and Oklahoma State University teamed up and conducted a study that evaluated the economics of two alternative management and marketing systems for retaining open beef cows.
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  • 2011
  • August

Guidelines for Culling Cows

For most cattle producers, culling cows is not an easy task. However, some culling needs to be done each year to maintain optimal productivity.
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  • 2002
  • March

Tax Considerations When Buying or Selling a Farm

The cost of buying or selling a farm can be overshadowed by decisions that postpone the payment of income taxes.
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  • 2016
  • May

Agriculture remains better positioned for future

The agriculture industry is much better positioned to weather the next few years than the industry was in the 1980s.
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  • 2015
  • August

Weather damage raises tax implications

Landowners making repairs and rebuilding will incur cost. How will these be reported on the 2015 tax return?
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  • 2015
  • July

Cost management keeps cow-calf production profitable

What cow-calf producers should do to operate now while planning ahead for lower calf prices.
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  • 2008
  • August

Determining Pecan Tree Values

How much is a pecan tree worth? This question comes up often in Oklahoma and Texas, and can arise for several reasons. To help fill this information gap, several agricultural consultants at the Noble Research Institute created a pecan valuation fact sheet entitled "Assessing the Value of Pecan Trees."
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  • 1998
  • May

The Concept of Operating Leverage

Like financial leverage, operating leverage magnifies results, making gains look better and losses look worse. Both operating and financial leverage increase risks because they make returns less predictable over time.
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