Farm Finances: Cost Management – Interest Rates and Refinancing Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
An increase in cash prices for corn and soybeans brightens the outlook for Illinois farm income in 2021, but continued uncertainty in the economy and market factors means careful farm […]

Farm Family Business: Shed Bad Habits to Improve Management Transition – DTN Jan 11, 2021

🕔Jan 11, 2021
Understanding how habits are formed gives us the power to change our lives for the better. By implementing new behaviors and shedding bad habits, we can improve our health, our […]

National Peanut Board Sponsors Executive Farm Management Program Jan 7, 2021

🕔Jan 7, 2021
Times are challenging on the farm these days. Farmers run and finance large and diverse businesses, manage capital, handle labor issues and navigate regulations. An operator is constantly busy working […]

Farm Family Business: Cooperation Key for Lasting Relationships, Businesses – DTN Jan 6, 2021

🕔Jan 6, 2021
Family businesses are full of competing interests. Parents who are also owners must make short-term financial decisions with an eye toward multigenerational survival. Siblings who are also coworkers must balance […]

Kansas: Precision Ag Opens Management Options for Farmers Nov 20, 2020

🕔Nov 20, 2020
Satellites, yield monitors and numerous other technologies have given farmers massive amounts of information about how crops perform on their land. The challenge they often find, however, is how to […]

Family Business: For Family Farms, Pandemic’s Silver Lining – DTN Oct 29, 2020

🕔Oct 29, 2020
In business, the concept of margin implies some remaining amount of revenue or profit after accounting for expenses and is reflected in terms like “gross margin” or “profit margin.” But […]

Prepared For On-Farm Emergencies? Steps To Take – DTN Oct 6, 2020

🕔Oct 6, 2020
The number of ag workers that suffer serious injuries or die on the job each year is staggering. In 2017 alone, 416 farmers and farmworkers died from work-related injuries, according to […]

Considering New Crops Or Enterprises? 4 Points To Consider. Oct 5, 2020

🕔Oct 5, 2020
Uncertainty is pervasive in today’s business environment.  For example, corn prices have followed a roller coaster this year.  The nearby corn futures prices went from $3.90 in late January to […]

Farm Succession: Legacy Assumptions, Management Decisions – DTN Aug 25, 2020

🕔Aug 25, 2020
Many family farms and ranches have been operating for generations, their presence a seemingly permanent marker on the geographic and relational landscape of the community. They take pride in decades […]

Farm Taxes: Transitioning Out of a Partnership or S Corporation – DTN Aug 18, 2020

🕔Aug 18, 2020
I’ve had conversations with several clients recently. Because of the stress and uncertainty, they would like to transition out of farming. Sometimes, this means transitioning to the next generation, and […]

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