This month's cover story:

Come Hail or High Water

Risk manager defies weather with irrigation tech and diverse crops


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  • Fed Moves Toward Rate Rise

    7/29/2015 2:30:00 PM
    Federal Reserve policy makers said the labor market and housing have improved, moving closer to ending an unprecedented period of near-zero interest rates without providing a clear signal on the timing of liftoff.
  • Rail Fail: How Farmers Got Shorted $570 Million 7/29/2015 1:10:00 PM
    Farmers continue to be at the mercy of rail service providers in certain regions, particularly in the Upper Midwest.
  • Fed Decision Day Guide: What to Watch on Wednesday 7/29/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Here’s what to look for when the Federal Open Market Committee releases its policy statement at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Washington following a two-day meeting.
  • How to Handle Family Business Conflicts 7/29/2015 2:59:00 AM
    As one generation trains the next to run the farm, communication is key
  • Perspective: It's Past Time To Have The Talk 7/29/2015 2:46:00 AM
    In the cold, dark hours of the night, though, when you wake and find you’ve been dreaming about your cash-flow budget, the chilling truth is inescapable: You have to talk to your landowners about reducing the cash rent. Now.
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  • Rain, Risk and Reward 7/29/2015 2:42:00 AM
    Use multiple forecasts on different timeframes for strategic planning
  • The Farm CPA: Cash Balance Plans Can Save Taxes 7/29/2015 2:40:00 AM
    Are you a producer five years from retirement facing a $1 million tax bill? If so, using a cash balance plan might eliminate that bill and set you up for a more comfortable retirement.
  • Pollinator Legislation Picks Up 7/29/2015 2:34:00 AM
    Bee deaths prompt states to reexamine pesticides, fund research

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