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Farm Business: Looking for Top Employees? Upsize Your Web Presence. – DTN

Farm Business: Looking for Top Employees? Upsize Your Web Presence. – DTN

👤By Lori Culler, DTN HR Columnist 🕔Feb 13, 2018

Having a website and social media pages isn’t just for larger organizations — farms of all sizes can benefit. Whether you’re looking to hire additional labor, securing more land to rent or wanting to obtain new credit or financing, having

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WOTUS: Ag Groups Back in Court to Block EPA’s “Waters” Rule – DTN

WOTUS: Ag Groups Back in Court to Block EPA’s “Waters” Rule – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Feb 13, 2018

Three years after President Barack Obama’s administration finalized the waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule in 2015, agriculture groups and states find themselves in a familiar position — back in court to block the rule. In the latest move,

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Trump Plan: $1.5 Trillion Investment Plus Commitments from State, Local Govt. – DTN

Trump Plan: $1.5 Trillion Investment Plus Commitments from State, Local Govt. – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 13, 2018

The White House will release its long-awaited infrastructure plan on Monday, which calls for spending $200 billion in federal funding over 10 years to stimulate $1.5 trillion in new infrastructure investment, as well as overhauling the federal permit process for

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Farm Business: How Do I Finance Growth of My Operation?

Farm Business: How Do I Finance Growth of My Operation?

👤By Michael Langemeier and Michael Boehlje, Purdue University Ag Economists 🕔Feb 12, 2018

There are numerous motivations for farms to expand their businesses. Even in today’s environment of tight margins, many farms are exploring expansion options. When exploring these options, it is important to address key questions pertaining to the farm’s strategy. A

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Farm Business: Digital Farm Records Made Easy

Farm Business: Digital Farm Records Made Easy

👤By Austin Duerfeldt, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Economist 🕔Feb 12, 2018

Everyone knows the feeling. Boxes upon boxes fill up your garage, closet, attic, and about every other conceivable location, storing all those precious receipts and invoices. For the IRS you are looking at keeping documents for three years from the

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California Almonds: Bloom Comes Early, Fast – AgFax Tree Crops

California Almonds: Bloom Comes Early, Fast – AgFax Tree Crops

👤By Owen Taylor 🕔Feb 11, 2018

For some areas this may be one of the earliest blooms ever. Dry, warm conditions prevail.

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Cotton: Planting Intentions Survey Shows Uneven 2018 Uptick

Cotton: Planting Intentions Survey Shows Uneven 2018 Uptick

👤From the National Cotton Council 🕔Feb 10, 2018

U.S. cotton producers intend to plant 13.1 million cotton acres this spring, up 3.7 percent from 2017, according to the National Cotton Council’s 37th Annual Early Season Planting Intentions Survey. (see table below) Upland cotton intentions are 12.8 million acres, up

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Cotton: What Farmers, Landowners Need To Know About Latest Fed Budget Bill

Cotton: What Farmers, Landowners Need To Know About Latest Fed Budget Bill

👤By Don Shurley, Professor Emeritus of Cotton Economics, University of Georgia 🕔Feb 10, 2018

On February 9, 2018, Congress passed budget legislation that included the designation of seed cotton as a covered commodity under the 2014 farm bill. The President has signed this legislation and it has become law. This document highlights the critical

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AgFax Weekend: Farm Trucking Regs | Net Farm Income Forecast Low

AgFax Weekend: Farm Trucking Regs | Net Farm Income Forecast Low

👤AgFax Staff 🕔Feb 9, 2018

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Farm Trucking Regs | Net Farm Income Forecast Low | Budget Agreement Includes Cotton, Dairy, Racehorses and Fast Cars | and more.

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Cleveland On Cotton: Usage Increasing, Demand Will Hold Market And Boost Acres

Cleveland On Cotton: Usage Increasing, Demand Will Hold Market And Boost Acres

👤By O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Feb 9, 2018

Not since Van Lingel Mungo threw his last pitch for the Brooklyn Dodgers had the cotton market seen a curve as sharp as that thrown by the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), USDA in the February WASDE report. As cotton sales

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