Dairy Farm Business Summary: Eastern New York Renter Summary 1986

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Dairy farmers throughout New York State submit business records for summarization and analysis through Cooperative Extension's Farm Business Management Program. Averages from a compilation of the individual farm reports are published in eight regional summaries and in one statewide summary. 1 Accrual procedures have been used to provide the most accurate accounting of farm receipts and farm expenses for measuring farm profits. An explanation of these procedures is found on pages 3-5. Four measures of farm profits are calculated on pages 6 and 7. The balance sheet and cash flow statement are featured on pages 8-13. The dairy program analysis includes data on the costs of producing milk (pages 16 and 17). This special Eastern New York Dairy Summary is an average of 22 businesses that are renting substantially all of the farm real estate. The farm income, financial summary, and business analysis sections of this report include comparisons with average data on 139 owned dairy farms in the region. This report is prepared in workbook form for farm renters to use in the systematic study of their farm business operations. Business records for 22 farms in Albany, Columbia, Delaware, Herkimer, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Schoharie, and Sullivan Counties are summarized in this publication. The Eastern New York region consists of these counties plus Greene, Otsego, Schenectady, Ulster, and Washington Counties which do not have farms that classify as renters. The 139 owned dairy farms summarized in this publication include farms from the entire region.
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A.E. Ext. 87-19
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Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University
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