In the financial world, your cash position is referred to as liquidity, i.e. your ability to pay your bills. Liquidity is important to any agricultural business, yet it may have a heightened significance depending on what you produce, how long it takes you to produce it and how it’s sold or marketed.
In any business, including natural resource-based enterprises like farming, fishing and forestry, knowing your costs has always been important. But in today’s world of tight margins, it is imperative. Knowing, and managing, your cost of production is essential to running a profitable operation.
“Record-keeping can be a huge time commitment. In my experience working with customers, I’ve learned that record-keeping is not always a first priority.” Angela Barsuglia, Farm Credit East Tax Associate, discusses the importance of accurate financial record-keeping in today’s business climate and how we can help.
Estimates are that $600 million in profitability (based on $8.4 billion of gross sales) is missed each year in Northeast agriculture. Don’t leave money on the table, or miss an opportunity for your farm business.