Cash Rents Face Pressure from Negative Farmer Capital – DTN Aug 31, 2020

🕔Aug 31, 2020
Cash rent negotiations between farm tenants and landowners will be tough again this fall as farmers face negative cash flows in 2021. Ad hoc federal payments in 2019 and 2020 […]

Estate Planning: Decide What Happens to Your “Stuff” or Someone Else Will May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
While there seem to be no exact statistics, it is anecdotally known — from talking to financial planners, attorneys and other professionals — that about half of our farmers and […]

Small Farm to Big Farm – Mindset Matters – DTN Jan 2, 2020

🕔Jan 2, 2020
Overcoming obstacles in today’s ag economy, for most farmers, involves growth. But growing from a small operation to a big business is about more than acquiring land or hiring employees. […]

Idaho ‘Ag-Gag’ Law Dealt Blow – DTN Jan 8, 2018

🕔Jan 8, 2018
A provision in Idaho’s so-called “ag-gag” law that forbids recording devices on farms and slaughterhouses without the owner’s consent was struck down on Thursday.   A three-judge panel of the U.S. […]

Crop Choices, Farm Size: Changes in a Time of Low Corn, Soybean Prices Nov 8, 2017

🕔Nov 8, 2017
Recent news articles have documented that lower crop prices for commodities such as corn and soybeans have caused some producers to make changes to their traditional crop rotation, or to consider organic crop production […]

California: 3 Ag Groups Sue U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – DTN Aug 1, 2017

🕔Aug 1, 2017
Three California agriculture interest groups sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday. They claimed in a lawsuit in federal court that the agency harmed ranchers when it didn’t […]

Farm Hires: 3 Factors Determine Employee or Independent Contractor Status – DTN Jul 10, 2017

🕔Jul 10, 2017
With harvest right around the corner, most of us are starting to think about who we need to hire to complete all the activities that need to be done this […]

Farm Bill: The Farm Safety Net for Field Crops – Commentary Jan 6, 2017

🕔Jan 6, 2017
The starting point for discussion on the next farm bill will be the commodity title in the 2014 farm bill as well as the crop insurance program.  While a new […]

Mississippi: Family Farms Going Through Age/Owner Transistion May 5, 2016

🕔May 5, 2016
The average age of Mississippi farm owners is 60. This age mirrors the national average and has risen steadily in the last few years. “This is not necessarily a problem,” […]

U.S. Bankers Claim Farm Credit System Unfair – DTN Apr 15, 2016

🕔Apr 15, 2016
The American Bankers Association is again taking off the gloves in its longstanding battle to curb Farm Credit System lending. In recent months, ABA leaders have stepped up radio and […]

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