Stories by Barry Ward

About Barry

(Barry Ward is the leader of production business management in the Ohio State University Extension’s department of agricultural, environmental and development economics.)

Ohio crop Enterprise Budget updates

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Newly updated Enterprise Budgets for 2009 have been completed and posted to the Farm Management Web site of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental and Development Economics. Web site Updated Enterprise Budgets can be viewed and downloaded from http://aede.osu.edu/Programs/FarmManagement/Budgets/. Recent changes in fertilizer costs and crop prices have changed the profitability outlook for field crops in […]

Meet your goals with good budgeting

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Budgeting helps guide you through your decision-making process as you attempt to commit resources to the most profitable enterprises on the farm.

Comprehensive 2008 price outlook

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Higher fuel and nitrogen prices in 2007 have signaled trends that will most likely hold throughout 2008.

Do you pay your farm help enough?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Benefits for farm employees vary tremendously from farm to farm and frequently take the place of some wages that might normally be paid to employees in a nonfarm position.

Average Ohio farm

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Wages and benefits for farm employees are not only important to the employees, but to the employers as they try to provide fair compensation.

Results of cropland survey are in

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Landowners, prospective buyers, lenders and others involved in agriculture often seek baseline data and trend data with which to base their buy/sell decisions upon.

Setting your 2007 farm budget by the numbers

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Lower fuel and nitrogen prices in the last half of 2006 have signaled trends that should hold throughout 2007. The outlook numbers laid out in this article can be used to formulate budgets for 2007. Fuel As of Dec. 12, the Energy Information Administration pegged the average price for West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil at […]

Setting your 2007 farm budget by the numbers

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Lower fuel and nitrogen prices in the last half of 2006 have signaled trends that should hold throughout 2007.

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