Trade tensions, market volatility, Mother Nature; it’s a trying time in agriculture as farmers weather several storms, both figuratively and literally. With this uncertainty, NDSU Extension agricultural finance specialist Bryon Parman says it is hard to paint an accurate financial outlook right now. Making sound management decisions can help. “A lot of decisions on the margins wind up adding up, for example pre-pricing propane or fertilizer,” says Parman. “Having a clear cut marketing plan also helps determine where you can make a profit.” While financial planning can be difficult during uncertain times, Parman acknowledge there are options. In the short-term, farmers can take advantage of Commodity Credit Corporation loans or Market Facilitation Program payments to meet cash flow needs. Listen to the full conversation with Parman.