Having a viable business in the agricultural sector can be challenging and requires taking risks that may or may not pay off. For instance, operational costs of running a farm or handling facility can pile up fast. Inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides can rack up costs. Labor can also take a huge chunk of the budget and of course, facilities such as your grain storage need upkeep and upgrades. With all these costs in mind, taking steps towards making a profit and having investments returned should still be the goal.