76 was my third year of farming.
Also the year i got married. Had 80 acres of crop 40 sows and made $12,000. If we had 2 or 300 dollars in the checking account we had no worries.
In 1998 I made $12,000 farming. 400 acres of crops and 40 beef cows. Also had a off farm job.
Got worried when the checking account got below $3000 in 98.