During the boom years of $8 corn and $17 soybeans, many farm operations bought lots of new machinery and built giant shops. These added assets altered the balance sheet, creating a large liability in debt payments.
Today, with tight margins in farming, these liabilities are massively burdensome for many operators. I’ve been banging the drum for a long time, but you need to know that cash is king. You won’t go broke because you don’t make money; you’ll go broke because you run out of cash.
You’re burdened with debt, but there steps to get out from under it. Follow these six steps to lighten the load.