Financial Management in Agriculture

ISBN-10: 081343176X

ISBN-13: 9780813431765

Edition: 6th 2000

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Description: PLEASE PROVIDE COURSE INFORMATION This book develops and applies concepts, analytical methods, and descriptive information about agricultural finance. It focuses on planning, analyzing, and controlling business performance in agriculture and related financial markets. This edition includes new chapters on the management environment for financial institutions, financial intermediaries in agriculture, and legal aspects of finance.

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List price: $84.20
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/15/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 682
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Nature and Scope of Financial Management
The Financial Function
Risk and Time
Tools of Financial Management
Structural Characteristics of Agricultural Finance
Implications of Risk and Liquidity
Managerial Goals
Goal Identification
Life Cycle of the Firm
Financial Analysis, Planning, and Control
Financial Statements and Information Flows
An Agricultural Accounting Perspective
Coordinated Financial Statements
Projecting Financial Performance
Computer Technology
Accounting for Income Tax Obligations
Financial Analysis and Control
The Financial Control Process
Characteristics of Goal Measures
The Tools of Financial Analysis
Explaining Changes in Ratios
Financial Planning and Feasibility Analysis
An Overview of Financial Planning
Financing Current Assets
Financing Depreciable Assets
Financing Fixed Assets
Repayment Plans
Sources for Loan Repayment: An Example
Analyzing Debt Structure
Analyzing Financial Feasibility
Capital Structure, Liquidity, and Risk Management
Capital Structure, Leverage, and Financial Risk
Capital Costs and Leverage
Firm Growth in Agriculture
Financial Leverage and Firm Growth
Leverage and Risk
The Leverage Choice
Proprietor Withdrawals
Resource Productivity and Growth
External Financing
Market Demand
Liquidity, Lender-Borrower Relationships, and Credit Evaluation
Needs for Liquidity
Sources of Liquidity
Credit Concepts and Borrowing Behavior
Lender-Borrower Relationships
Determinants of Credit and the Cost of Borrowing
The Credit Profile
Lender Preferences and Resource Allocation
Credit Evaluation and Scoring Procedures
Risk Management
A Risk Management Perspective
Fundamentals of Diversification
Diversification, Risk, and Financial Servicing Capacity
Enterprise Diversification in Agriculture
Marketing Alternatives
Flexibility
Financial Responses to Risk
Capital Budgeting and Long-Term Decision Making
The Time Value of Money
Concepts of Time Value
Compound Interest
Future Value of a Present Sum
Present Value of a Future Payment
Applications of Single-Payment Formulas
Annual Interest and Compounding
Present Value of a Series of Payments
Present Value of a Uniform Series
Present Value of an Infinite Uniform Series
Future Value of a Series of Payments
Future Value of a Uniform Series
Applications of Series Formulas
Present Value of a Constant-Growth Series
The Effects of Time and Interest Rates on Present and Future Values
Review of Formulas
Capital Budgeting Methods
Identification of Alternatives
Capital Budgeting Methods
Data Needs
Analysis and Interpretation: A Capital Budgeting Application
Capital Budgeting Using the Weighted Average Cost of Capital
Capital Budgeting: Inflation, Risk, and Financial Planning
Inflation and Capital Budgeting
Risk and Capital Budgeting
Financial Feasibility of Single Investments
Comparing Investments with Different Economic Lives
Asset Replacement
Controlling Farm Land
Characteristics of Farm Land
Alternatives in Land Control
Land Values
Analyzing Land Investments
Financial Feasibility of Land Investments
Leasing Farm Land
Leasing Non-Real Estate Assets
Types of Leases
Issues in Capital Leasing
Economics of Leasing
Costs of Financial Capital
Money Costs of Debt Capital
Noninterest Money Costs
Methods of Computing Interest
Effects of Balance Requirements
An Application: Determining the Money Costs of Debt Capital
Other Costs
Costs of Equity Capital
Using Costs of Financial Capital
Financial Markets for Agriculture
Financial Intermediation in Agriculture
Financial Markets
An Historical Perspective
Importance of Financial Intermediation
Evolution of Financial Markets for Agriculture
Credit Sources for Agriculture
Equity Capital
Conceptualizing Financial Intermediation
Identifying Financial Intermediaries
The Regulatory Environment
Competition in Financial Markets
The Management Environment for Financial Intermediaries
Asset--Liability Management
Gap Management and Interest Rate Risk
Duration Gap and Interest Rate Risk
Other Risk Management Techniques
Loan Pricing
Financial Intermediaries in Agriculture
Commercial Banks
Farm Credit System
Life Insurance Companies
Trade Credit
Individuals and Seller Financing
Farm Service Agency
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac)
Commodity Credit Corporation
Policy Issues Affecting Financial Markets for Agriculture
Monetary and Fiscal Policies
International Financial Markets
Evaluating Financial Intermediation in Agriculture
Regulatory Issues and Credit Policies
Other Topics
Legal Aspects of Agricultural Finance
Contracts
Notes
Real Versus Personal Property
Transactions Secured by Real Property
Transactions Secured by Personal Property
Foreclosure and Bankruptcy
Co-ownership of Agricultural Property
Other Negotiable Instruments
Documents of Title for Goods in Storage or Transit
Other Legal Instruments and Terminology
Business Organization in Agriculture
Evaluative Criteria
Organizational Alternatives
Estate Taxes: Implications for Farmers
Outside Equity Capital in Agriculture
The Role of Outside Equity Capital
Equity Capital and Limited Partnerships
Equity Capital and Corporations
Basic Steps in Going Public
Equity Capital and Mergers
Market Structure of Agriculture: Contracts, Integration, and Financing
Stages of the Food and Fiber System
Types of Vertical Coordination
Extent of Vertical Coordination
Casual Developments in Vertical Coordination
Financing Implications
Appendix
Glossary (Terms Used in Agricultural Finance)
Indexes
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