Financial Guidelines for Agricultural Producers and the Management Accounting Guidelines, both produced by the Farm Financial Standards Council (FFSC), are now available as pdf downloads at www.ffsc.org. Previously, the documents were only available in CD form.

Financial Guidelines for Agricultural Producers provides recommended standards for format and content of financial reports, recommended financial measures common to all sectors of agriculture, and example statements and measures. The Management Accounting Guidelines for Agricultural Producers responds to the ever-increasing need for consistent, reliable, and accurate management information systems to support day-to-day production decisions.

The documents, $12 each, or $8 for academic use, can be obtained by adding them to a “shopping” cart on the FFSC site. Once credit card information is inputted, downloads are almost instantaneous, says Owen Thompson, FFSC president. Financial Guidelines is 1.4 MB, while Management Accounting pdf is 5.0 MB.