Financial Management in Agriculture eBook (7e) : 9780133003666

Financial Management in Agriculture eBook (7e)

Barry,P et al
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Pearson Higher Ed USA
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For courses in Agricultural Finance.


Financial Management in Agriculture, 7th Edition, introduces students to modern concepts and tools of finance, developed and applied to the agricultural sector. Using case studies, practical problems, and a lucid presentation, the text focuses on planning, analysing, and controlling business performance in agriculture and related financial markets. This new edition addresses recent structural changes in the food system, covering important topics such as the growth in vertical coordination within the food and fiber system, and the significant implications for financial analysis and risk management by those managing or financing the agricultural sector.

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Table of contents
  • Chapter 1: Nature and Scope of Financial Management
  • Chapter 2: Financial Statements and Information Flows
  • Chapter 3: Financial Analysis and Control
  • Chapter 4: An Overview Of Financial Planning
  • Chapter 5: Credit Risk Assessment and Lender-Borrower Relationships
  • Chapter 6: Capital Structure, Leverage, and Financial Risk
  • Chapter 7: Risk Management
  • Chapter 8: The Time Value of Money
  • Chapter 9: Investment Analysis
  • Chapter 10: Costs of Financial Capital
  • Chapter 11: Investment Analysis: Inflation, Risk, and Financial Planning
  • Chapter 12: Ownership and Leasing of Farm Land
  • Chapter 13: Leasing Non-Real Estate Assets
  • Chapter 14: Market Structure of Agriculture: Contracts, Integration, and Financing
  • Chapter 15: Financial Markets in a Global Setting
  • Chapter 16: The Management Environment for Financial Institutions
  • Chapter 17: Loan Pricing and Profitability Analysis
  • Chapter 18: Financial Intermediaries In Agriculture
  • Chapter 19: Legal Aspects of Agricultural Finance
  • Chapter 20: Business Organization in Agriculture
  • Chapter 21: Outside Equity Capital in Agriculture
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Modern concepts and tools of finance are developed and applied–to the agricultural sector, with case studies, practical problems, and a lucid presentation.

  • Introduces students to the characteristics of agricultural firms; the financial accounting , analysis, and planning approaches;  credit risk assessment from a lender’s point of view; and other topics related to the capital structure and risk management of agricultural firm.
  • Time value of money concepts and applications are introduced and extensively applied in evaluating investment profitability, costs of financial capital, risk analysis, and leasing of farmland and non-real estate assets.
  • The market structure of agriculture, including more extensive use of contracting and integration, is analysed in terms of the consequences for financial and risk management. Financial markets for agriculture are also presented in a global setting, with new emphasis on management issues by financial institutions.
  • Covers new approaches to the lender’s management of economic capital, loan pricing, and the related credit, market, and operational risks. Financial intermediaries serving agriculture receive detailed analysis.
  • The legal aspects of agricultural finance are extensively covered, as are business organisation in agriculture and outside equity capital sources for agriculture. 

Effective pedagogy throughout every chapter–guides students and reinforces concepts along the way.

  • Each chapter is introduced by a clear set of objectives for readers and students, and a list of keywords that are bold when the first appear in the text.
  • Each chapter concludes with a summary section, topics for review and discussion, review problems, and a reference list for further study. The review problems are keyed to various tools and practices presented in chapters, and rely heavily on brief case studies.
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