Farm Bill Passes, Includes 11 Major Points – DTN

🕔Dec 13, 2018The U.S. Senate voted overwhelming Tuesday afternoon to finalize the new farm bill, the “Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018,” just a day after putting the finishing touches on the conference […]

Senate Passes Farm Bill Conference Report, 87-13

🕔Dec 12, 2018A news release on Monday from the House Agriculture Committee stated that, “House and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairmen Mike Conaway (R-Texas) and Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Ranking Members Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and […]

Family Farm: 4 Key Elements for Successful Transitions

🕔Dec 12, 2018Everyone knows the importance of accountants, attorneys and wealth managers when planning the transition of the farm or ranch to the next generation. And, for good reason, as getting the […]

Year End Tax Planning – 13 Points for Ag Producers to Consider

🕔Dec 11, 2018Agricultural producers should do tax planning before the end of the year. “In tax planning, it is best to start with year-to-date income and expenses, and estimate them for the […]

Farm Business: Assessing Financial Management Skills

🕔Dec 11, 2018As farms continue to consolidate it becomes increasingly important to assess a farm’s management skills.  At a certain farm size, it is no longer easy or feasible for the manager […]

Waters of the U.S. Rule Expected Next Week – DTN

🕔Dec 11, 2018Dry land would no longer be subject to Clean Water Act jurisdiction and the so-called “significant nexus” test would be eliminated in a newly proposed waters of the United States, […]

DTN Fertilizer Outlook: Global Nitrogen Market Faces 2-3 Year Deficit

🕔Dec 7, 2018The global nitrogen market could face a deficit in the next two to three years until more world capacity can come into the market, according to a speaker at the […]

Soybeans: Lower Quality Seed for 2019 – Check Your Germination Rates – DTN

🕔Dec 7, 2018Growers should expect lower-than-average germination rates from their soybean seed next year, experts told DTN. Much of the country’s soybean crop was plagued by unusually wet weather and a long, […]

DTN Fertilizer Trends: Prices Continue to Rise

🕔Dec 6, 2018With a couple of exceptions, retail prices for most fertilizers continued to rise the fourth week of November 2018, according to fertilizer sellers surveyed by DTN. Six of the eight […]

Ag Economy: What Does 2018 Farm Income Forecast Look Like as of Nov.

🕔Dec 4, 2018The USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated on Friday that, “Net farm income, a broad measure of profits, is forecast to decrease $9.1 billion (12.1 percent) from 2017 to $66.3 billion […]

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