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Illinois Soil Productivity Index Utilities

1283k 8/24/2017 More
Designed to assist with common computations related to the Illinois Soil Productivity measures and associated predicted yields.

Planting Decision Model

1363k 5/31/2017 More
With this program, the user can: 1) estimate the costs of planting corn and soybeans by planting date, 2) estimate the net returns from replanting, 3) prevented planting payments, and 4) compare crop rotations.

Grain Farm Budget and Projection Tool

8713k 4/3/2017 More
This program calculates per-acre budgets for different crops and a whole farm budget and includes breakevens. Projected financial statements and return sensitivities are available. The effects of farm level crop insurance and hedging can be analyzed.

Farm Rent Evaluator

8695k 4/3/2017 More Demo
Compares the risks and returns of different leases.

Quick Cash Flow Projections

1998k 3/30/2017 More Demo
Prepares a quarterly cash flow projection and performs sensitivity analysis.

2014 Farm Bill Tools: ARC-CO PLC Tool

2446k 3/6/2017 More
This tool accompanies Farm Bill Toolbox ARC-PLC Decision steps found here.

2017 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Spring

62326k 3/6/2017 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2017.

Cash Flow Planning

1430k 11/2/2016 More Demo
Prepares monthly pro-forma cash flows for an operation.

2017 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Fall

61759k 9/27/2016 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Updated for wheat Fall 2015. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2017.

Grain Inventory Management

1246k 9/12/2016 More Demo
Inventory accounting system to track grain inventory from harvest to sale.

Corn & Soybean Basis Tool

1168k 9/8/2016 More
The user can calculate, monitor, and evaluate the nearby basis, as well as cash and nearby futures prices for corn and soybeans in a given year.

Balance Sheet & Historical Financial Statements

1435k 3/7/2016 More Demo
Prepares financial statements for a farm based on beginning and ending balance sheets and revenue and expense items.

2016 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Spring

41566k 3/2/2016 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2016.

Biomass Crop Budget Tool – Corn Stover

2155k 2/17/2016 More
The corn stover budget tool provides estimates of the breakeven price of that the producer would need to receive to cover the costs associated with the harvesting, collection, and storage of the stover.

Cash Rent with Bonus Worksheet

1145k 9/9/2015 More
Contains a worksheet that allows setting of parameters of cash rent with bonus leasing arrangements. The worksheet then calculates cash rents under alternative prices and yields.

2016 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Fall

22058k 9/8/2015 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Updated for wheat Fall 2015. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2016.

Machinery Economics

1197k 8/28/2015 More Demo
Analyzes the cost of completing fieldwork and generates machinery costs.

Biomass Crop Budget Tool – Miscanthus and Switchgrass

1848k 6/9/2015 More
The miscanthus and swithgrass budget tool provides estimates of the breakeven price of biomass that the producer would need to receive each year to match the returns earned under their current land use.

2014 Farm Bill Tools: Base Acre Reallocation and Yield Updating Tool

1973k 3/13/2015 More
This tool accompanies Farm Bill Toolbox ARC-PLC Decision steps found here.

2015 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Spring

36576k 3/5/2015 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2015.

2015 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Fall

26530k 9/2/2014 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Updated for wheat Fall 2013. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2015.

Grain Pricing Tool

1206k 6/20/2014 More
Enables the user to: 1) estimate the future distributions of corn and soybean, 2) calculate breakeven prices for storage and compare to projections, and 3) compare net returns of delivering grain to alternative locations and/or months.

2014 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Spring

28210k 3/7/2014 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2014.

2014 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Fall

24612k 9/20/2013 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Updated for wheat Fall 2013. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2014.

ACRE Payment Estimator

848k 4/14/2013 More
This program allows the user to estimate ACRE Payments.

2013 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Spring (Excel 2003)

24712k 3/15/2013 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2013.*Specifically for MS Excel 2003*

2013 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Spring (Excel 2007+)

24716k 3/15/2013 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2013.*Specifically for MS Excel 2007 and later*

2012 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Spring

23361k 2/11/2013 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2012.

2013 Crop Insurance Decision Tool - Fall

20633k 9/12/2012 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Updated Fall 2012 for wheat. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2013.

Dairy Profitability Model

975k 2/24/2012 More
Calculates breakeven prices for a dairy operation including group feed cost summaries. A net income summary on a per cwt, per cow, and per farm basis after all costs is also generated.

Loan Amortization

1257k 11/7/2011 More Demo
Simple loan amortization program calculating principal, interest and outstanding balance.

2011 Crop Insurance Decision Tool

23509k 3/11/2011 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2010.

ACRE Comparison Program

2584k 5/5/2010 More
This program compares payments under ACRE and Traditional commodity program options available in the 2008 Farm Bill.

2010 Crop Insurance Decision Tool

29164k 3/8/2010 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Estimates are for crops in states that are harvested in 2010.

Corn-Soybeans Rotation Tool

1160k 1/15/2010 More Demo
The user can evaluate the economic returns of changing corn-soybeans rotations.

Farmland Lease Analysis

1280k 1/15/2010 More Demo
Calculates revenues, costs, and returns for share rent, cash rent, and dry bushel farmland leases.

Corn-Soybeans-Wheat Rotation Tool

1109k 1/15/2010 More Demo
The user can evaluate economic returns of changing corn-soybeans-wheat rotations.

Specialty Commodity Breakeven Analysis

1162k 10/28/2009 More
With this program, the user can enter budgets and calculate break even levels for a set of specialty commodities.

New Company Simulator

1454k 10/28/2009 More
With this program, the user can project earnings, financial conditions, and break even levels and prices

Marketing and Crop Insurance Risk Model

1902k 10/28/2009 More Demo
With this program, the user can estimate the impact alternative risk management strategies have on gross revenue distributions.

Cost of Feedstuffs Calculator

1313k 10/6/2009 More
With this program, the user can calculate the per unit cost of energy and crude protein with the cost of the feed ingredients on an as-fed basis.

Personal Financial Statements

2295k 8/27/2009 More
Prepares a family budget that produces a balance sheet and an income statement.

Minnesota Crop Yield Database

1315k 7/20/2009 More
Used to access historic crop yield data from the period 1972-2008 for corn, soybeans, and wheat; sortable by state total, county level, and NASS crop reporting district.

Indiana Crop Yield Database

1360k 7/20/2009 More Demo
Used to access historic crop yield data from the period 1972-2008 for corn, soybeans, and wheat; sortable by state total, county level, and NASS crop reporting district.

Iowa Crop Yield Database

1381k 7/20/2009 More Demo
Used to access historic crop yield data from the period 1972-2008 for corn, soybeans, and wheat; sortable by state total, county level, and NASS crop reporting district.

Illinois Crop Yield Database

1335k 7/20/2009 More Demo
Used to access historic crop yield data from the period 1972-2008 for corn, soybeans, and wheat; sortable by state total, county level, and NASS crop reporting district.

Late Planting Evaluator

1120k 6/19/2009 More
This program is designed to aid farmers evaluate the economic alternatives of late planting for three options given that a crop has not been planted

2009 Crop Insurance Decision Tool

14644k 3/3/2009 More
Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for multiple crops. Estimates are for crops in midwest and southeast states that are harvested in 2009.

Beef Tool

1030k 11/5/2008 More
Calculates the cost of feed rations for beef cattle, as well as net income produced per cwt., per cow, and per farm after all costs.

Enterprise Allocation and Analysis

955k 9/30/2008 More Demo
Estimates costs of production across farm enterprises.

Ethanol Plant Simulator

1009k 5/12/2008 More
Simulate the performance of a dry mill ethanol plant over a 7-year period

Benchmark Ratio Analysis

2346k 2/13/2008 More Demo
Provides key ratio calculations and benchmarks for Illinois farms based on Sales, Age, Farm Type, Tenure, and All Farms.

Grain Bin Analysis

742k 2/13/2008 More
Evaluates the feasibility of purchasing a grain bin.

Farm Bill Scenario Analyzer

1089k 9/6/2007 More
Compares payments between the 2007 Farm Bill alternatives: The Bill passed by the House and the Durbin-Brown amendment offered in the Senate.

Revolving Loan Calculator

717k 10/23/2006 More Demo
Calculates principal and interest balances for revolving loans.

Repayment Capacity Analysis

1067k 2/8/2006 More
The user can estimate the cash needs required to meet living, debt and investment payments.

Ratio Calculator

1396k 2/8/2006 More Demo
Calculates the key financial ratios and provides a financial health index for levels and trends.

Estimation of Deferred Taxes

724k 8/25/2005 More Demo
Estimates deferred taxes for financial statement preparation.

Land Purchase Analysis

856k 8/25/2005 More Demo
Calculates maximum bid prices for farmland and sensitivity to terms.

Appraisal of Current Financial Position

717k 8/25/2005 More Demo
Evaluates the potential operating loan needs of a farm business by taking a forward look at the business’ income, expenses, and cash flow requirements.

Machinery Financing

807k 8/25/2005 More Demo
Calculates annualized cash flows for different methods of financing machinery acquisitions.

Time Value Tools

868k 8/25/2005 More Demo
Computes interest rate factors and solves basic time value of money problems.

Net Worth Allocation

719k 1/9/2005 More Demo
Provides an estimate of the separation of earned net worth and valuation of market valuation equity.

Cash to Accrual Income Approximation

752k 1/9/2005 More Demo
Approximates accrual income from schedule F.

Lease vs. Purchase

894k 1/9/2005 More Demo
Compares lease vs. purchase alternatives and calculates the terms to make the options equivalent in NPV.

MACRS Calculator

748k 1/9/2005 More Demo
Calculates tax depreciation schedules for depreciable items.

Savings Calculator

846k 1/9/2005 More Demo
Calculates how savings accumulates over time and the amount of savings needed to achieve specific targets.

Loan Comparison

952k 1/9/2005 More Demo
Compares terms across different loans and evaluates the benefits of refinancing.

Crop Insurance Calculator

753k 1/9/2005 More Demo
Compares gross revenue under different crop insurance products.

Capital Budgeting

849k 1/9/2005 More Demo
Worksheet to compute net present value, compare price and terms, evaluate IRR and MIRR for basic capital budgeting/investment analysis programs.

Illinois Farmland Sales Database

2800k 6/8/2001 More
Database tool used to retrieve and analyze actual Illinois Farmland Sales data from 1979-2000 forecast. Price per acre, acreage, and turnover statistics, as well as individual parcel information can be accessed, and screened by specific acreage and price
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