Farm Journal: Late Spring 2015


Magazine Features


Columnists

  • Leave a Legacy: How to Transition Land
    06/26/2015
    If you want your farm to successfully transition from one generation to the next, you must do better than a vanilla will that says you want to leave everything equally to your children. Don’t assume your children will figure it out when you’re gone. They likely won’t.
  • The Drones Are Coming!
    04/25/2015
    On Feb. 23, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a proposed rule that would govern the commercial use of drones, including those used on farm operations.
  • Final Repair Regulations
    04/25/2015
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has always required farmers and small business owners to determine whether an expenditure for repairs or maintenance to equipment or buildings was a current deduction or required to be capitalized and recovered through depreciation over its useful life.
  • Leave a Legacy: How to Transition Land
    04/25/2015
    If you want your farm to successfully transition from one generation to the next, you must do better than a vanilla will that says you want to leave everything equally to your children. Don’t assume your children will figure it out when you’re gone. They likely won’t.
  • Straight From D.C: The Mystery of the Trade Policy Onion
    04/25/2015
    A former colleague at USDA once described the bewildering variety of trade barriers as a “policy onion.” If you succeed at peeling away one layer, there is always another layer underneath.
  • John's World: Overreaching for the Stars
    04/25/2015
    There are serious problems in the world today. Many think I’m one of them. But by far the greatest threat to domestic tranquility is overreaching.
  • Crop Insurance Monitor: Not Your Average Risk Management Options
    04/25/2015
    Much like fingerprints, our farming operations are unique and special.
  • Outlook: Price Now Or Wait Until Next Year
    04/25/2015
    Spring has sprung, and summer is just around the corner. It’s an exciting time on the farm as planters roll.
  • Machinery Pete: Grain Carts Hold Steady
    04/25/2015
    Everything is bigger—tractors, planters, sprayers and combines. Just when you think size and power are maxed out, up they go, along with the price tag.

Departments

  • Machinery Journal
    04/25/2015
    New machinery hits the market
  • Tailgate Talk
    04/25/2015
    Tailgate Talk
  • Crop Tech
    04/25/2015
    Crop Tech
  • Editor's Notebook: Join Our National Poll Panel
    04/25/2015
    Real-time intelligence can mean the difference between breaking even and making money—especially when it comes to market-moving information. Three years ago, we launched a new way to capture intelligence, the Farm Journal Pulse.
  • $100 Ideas
    04/25/2015
    Read about ideas farmers have designed to make their jobs easier