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Complete FAST Tools Catalog

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  • Farm Management
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  • Loan Analysis
  • Risk Management
  • Yield and Land Database

Monthly Cash Flow Planning

Prepares monthly pro-forma cash flows for an operation.

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Land Purchase Analysis

Calculates maximum bid prices for farmland and sensitivity to terms.

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Lease vs Purchase Analysis

Compares lease vs. purchase alternatives and calculates the terms to make the options equivalent in NPV.

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Illinois Soil Productivity and Yield Utilities

Designed to assist with common computations related to the Illinois Soil Productivity measures and associated predicted yields.

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Grain Storage Purchase Analysis

Evaluates the feasibility of purchasing a grain bin.

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Ethanol Dry Mill Plant Simulator

Simulate the performance of a dry mill ethanol plant over a 7-year period

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Enterprise Allocation Module

Estimates costs of production across farm enterprises.

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Yield Risk Evaluator

Used to access historic crop yield data for corn, soybeans, and wheat; sortable by state total, county level, and NASS crop reporting district.

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Capital Budgeting Analysis

Worksheet to compute net present value, compare price and terms, evaluate IRR and MIRR for basic capital budgeting/investment analysis programs.

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Biomass Crop Budget Calculator – Miscanthus and Switchgrass

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.

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Earned Net Worth Allocation

Provides an estimate of the separation of earned net worth and valuation of market valuation equity.

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Biomass Crop Budget Calculator – Corn Stover

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.

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Beef Profitability Model

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.

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Carbon Calculator

With this program, the user can estimate the amount of CO2 equivalent emissions released from their farming practices and calculate potential carbon sequestration payments for conservation practices.

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Farm Rent Evaluator

Compares the risks and returns of different leases.

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Grain Pricing Tool

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.

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Loan Amortization

Simple loan amortization program calculating principal, interest and outstanding balance.

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Dairy Profitability Model

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.

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Corn & Soybean Basis Tool

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.

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Grain Inventory Management

Inventory accounting system to track grain inventory from harvest to sale.

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Cost of Feedstuffs Calculator

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.

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Cash to Accrual Income Approximation

Approximates accrual income from schedule F.

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Estimation of Deferred Taxes

Estimates deferred taxes for financial statement preparation.

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Cash Rent with Bonus Worksheet

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.

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Specialty Commodity Breakeven Analysis

With this program, the user can enter budgets and calculate break even levels for a set of specialty commodities.

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Savings Calculator

Calculates how savings accumulates over time and the amount of savings needed to achieve specific targets.

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Repayment Capacity Analysis

The user can estimate the cash needs required to meet living, debt and investment payments.

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New Company Simulator

With this program, the user can project earnings, financial conditions, and break even levels and prices

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Machinery Financing

Calculates annualized cash flows for different methods of financing machinery acquisitions.

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Quick Cash Flow Projections

Prepares a quarterly cash flow projection and performs sensitivity analysis.

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Personal Financial Statements

Prepares a family budget that produces a balance sheet and an income statement.

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Time Value Tools

Computes interest rate factors and solves basic time value of money problems.

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Planting Decision Model

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. As an alternative to the executable tool you can download the spreadsheet here.…

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Appraisal of Current Financial Position

Evaluates the potential operating loan needs of a farm business by taking a forward look at the business? income, expenses, and cash flow requirements.

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Balance Sheet & Historical Financial Statements

Prepares financial statements for a farm based on beginning and ending balance sheets and revenue and expense items.

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Crop Insurance Decision Tool – 2020 Spring

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 2020.…

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Farm Projection Tool

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.…

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2018 Farm Bill What-If Tool

This program calculates Agricultural Risk Coverage for County Coverage (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments. County yields and market year average (MYA) prices are brought in for a user-specified state-county-crop combination. Users then can change 2018 through 2020 county yields and prices to see ARC-CO and PLC payments under those yields and prices.

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Loan Comparison

Compares terms across different loans and evaluates the benefits of refinancing.

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Machinery Economics

Analyzes the cost of completing fieldwork and generates machinery costs.

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MACRS Calculator

Calculates tax depreciation schedules for depreciable items.

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Revolving Loan Calculator

Calculates principal and interest balances for revolving loans.

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Crop Insurance Decision Tool – 2019 Spring

Calculates premiums, evaluates insurance payments, and provides historical data useful when making crop insurance decisions for crops in states that are harvested in 2019.

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Farmland Lease Analysis

Calculates revenues, costs, and returns for share rent, cash rent, and dry bushel farmland leases.

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Marketing and Crop Insurance Risk Model

With this program, the user can estimate the impact alternative risk management strategies have on gross revenue distributions.

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Crop Insurance Decision Tool – 2016 Fall

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.

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Crop Insurance Decision Tool – 2016 Spring

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.

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Crop Insurance Decision Tool – 2017 Fall

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.

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Crop Insurance Decision Tool – 2017 Spring

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.

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Crop Insurance Decision Tool – 2018 Fall

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 2018.

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Crop Insurance Decision Tool – 2018 Spring

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 2018.

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Grain Farm Budget and Projection Tool

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.

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