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Financial Ratio Analysis using ARMS Data


  • Ahrendsen, Bruce L.
  • Katchova, Ani L.


The purpose of this research is to evaluate the financial performance measures calculated and reported by Economic Resource Service (ERS) from ARMS data. The evaluation includes the calculation method and the underlying assumptions used in obtaining the reported values. The financial measures calculated and reported are compared with those recommended by the Farm Financial Standards Council (FFSC). The underlying assumptions are identified by analyzing the software code used in calculating the values reported. The values obtained from the various calculation methods are compared and contrasted.

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  • Ahrendsen, Bruce L. & Katchova, Ani L., 2012. "Financial Ratio Analysis using ARMS Data," Staff Papers 164517, University of Kentucky, Department of Agricultural Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:ukysps:164517
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.164517

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    1. Soliwoda, MichaƂ, 2016. "How to Improve a Farm Financial Management? The Lesson from Poland," Rural Areas and Development, European Rural Development Network (ERDN), vol. 13, pages 1-12.
    2. Paul N. Ellinger & Bruce L. Ahrendsen & Charles B. Moss, 2012. "Balance sheet and income statement issues in ARMS," Agricultural Finance Review, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 72(2), pages 247-253, July.
    3. Alexander Zorn & Michele Esteves & Ivo Baur & Markus Lips, 2018. "Financial Ratios as Indicators of Economic Sustainability: A Quantitative Analysis for Swiss Dairy Farms," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 10(8), pages 1-20, August.
    4. Hoppe, Robert A., 2014. "Structure and Finances of U.S. Farms: Family Farm Report, 2014 Edition," Economic Information Bulletin 262118, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.

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    Agricultural Finance;

    JEL classification:

    • Q14 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Agriculture - - - Agricultural Finance


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