California: Farm Labor Management Workshops Scheduled in February

🕔Jan 6, 2017UC Cooperative Extension will hold workshops in Temecula Feb. 1 and 2 to help California farmers facing agriculture labor challenges stemming from wage and hour laws, joint liability, worker protection, […]

Alabama: Farm Diversification Spreads Risk

🕔Dec 9, 2016Farm diversification is an important farm management practice producers use to maximize profits and reduce risks. What is Farm Diversification? Diversification is “the attempt to capture market gains and reduce […]

Texas: Corn Growers Conference, Austin, Jan. 3-5

🕔Dec 9, 2016A farm’s profit can be influenced by many unpredictable factors, but is fundamentally impacted by management decisions made by the farmer. Texas Corn Producers (TCP) invites corn farmers to its […]

Kansas: 2015 Net Farm Income Down Dramatically

🕔Dec 2, 2016Returns to farming tend to be cyclical in nature so it’s no surprise that a run-up in commodity prices and land values in 2008 to 2013 would be followed by […]

Farm Management: Accrual Is Better – How To Transition To It – DTN

🕔Nov 1, 2016For nearly 40 years, I’ve pushed the need to use accrual adjusted income rather than cash basis income to evaluate a business’s true profitability and cost of production. Accrual often […]

Texas: Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Nov. 29-Dec. 1

🕔Oct 27, 2016The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be offering something a little different at this year’s Panhandle Farm and Ranch Management Symposium during the Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show, Nov. […]

Nebraska: Terminating a Verbal Farm Land Lease

🕔Aug 22, 2016Some farm leases are not written, but are verbal “handshake” agreements. Because nothing is in writing, the parties may have different recollections of their agreement, making lease disputes more difficult […]

Off-Farm Income: How Young, Beginning Farmers Manage Risk

🕔Aug 12, 2016It is well documented that farm households over the past several decades have increasingly relied on off-farm income sources and primarily off-farm employment. This trend of increasing off-farm labor participation […]

Farm Finances: Communication, Management Key During Challenging Times

🕔Jun 21, 2016Lower income and higher expenses are putting a financial squeeze on some farmers this year. “Financial stress is definitely happening in the farm community,” said Rory Lewandowski, agriculture and natural […]

Kansas Net Farm Income Plummets, Weighed by Falling Grain, Livestock Prices

🕔Jun 16, 2016Average net farm income in Kansas plummeted to $4,568 in 2015 or less than 5 percent of the previous year’s average of $128,731, according to annual Kansas Farm Management Association […]

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