Trump’s Health Insurance Promise Fails; No Relief in Sight – DTN Mar 28, 2017

🕔Mar 28, 2017
The failure of the House health insurance bill last week leaves farmers and other small business people without any relief from increasingly higher premiums.   The defeat of the bill […]

Crop Insurance Sign-Up: Comparing Income Volatility Might Help You Decide – DTN Mar 16, 2017

🕔Mar 16, 2017
Picture someone who works for a salary. Let’s call him Jim, and let’s say that Jim makes $52,000 per year. Incidentally, that’s approximately the median salary of American workers. It […]

Kansas: Ag Workers Urged to Participate in Health-Care Survey Mar 1, 2017

🕔Mar 1, 2017
Kansas farmers, ranchers and their employees are being asked to participate in a nationwide survey about health-care choices in the agriculture industry. “This survey is a chance for farmers and […]

Trump Speech Themes: Infrastructure, Taxes, Immigration and Trade – DTN Mar 1, 2017

🕔Mar 1, 2017
President Donald Trump did not talk about farmers or rural America directly in his first State of the Union speech, but his themes regarding infrastructure, taxes, immigration and trade all […]

Health Insurance is an Ongoing Concern for Farm Families – Commentary Jan 25, 2017

🕔Jan 25, 2017
The debate in the US over universal access to healthcare and the proper role of government has been going on, sometimes quietly and other times loudly, for more than a […]

Farm Business: Does Cutting Your Expenses Mean Giving Up Health Insurance? – DTN Jan 25, 2017

🕔Jan 25, 2017
During year-end meetings with farm clients, Minneapolis-based consultant Rod Mauszycki, heard farmers pose a question the veteran tax adviser had never heard before, “What’s the penalty for not carrying health […]

Farming Advice from the ‘Been There, Done That’ Crowd – 4 Pointers – DTN Sep 1, 2016

🕔Sep 1, 2016
Weathering the turbulence in commodity markets is a real threat to the nation’s start-up farms. Often they possess the lowest equity and are still building credit histories. That means 3 years […]

Farm Business: Health Insurance in a Partnership; ARC Payments Deferral – DTN Feb 19, 2016

🕔Feb 19, 2016
QUESTION: I am an individual who is a 25% partner in a 4-member limited liability company (LLC) that is taxed as a partnership. This is my only income, and it […]

Small Businesses: Hunting for Cheaper Medical Coverage – DTN Jan 22, 2016

🕔Jan 22, 2016
A religious-based exemption in President Barack Obama’s health care law is suddenly becoming an attractive alternative for some small-business owners who find escalating health insurance premiums too pricey. Fewer than […]

Farmers Squeezed by Health Care Costs and Insurance Sign-Up Deadlines – DTN Dec 25, 2015

🕔Dec 25, 2015
As farmers question every line item in their 2016 budget to preserve working capital, lenders advise cutting “family living expense.” But that category often includes health insurance and those expenses […]

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