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This month's cover story:

Come Hail or High Water

Risk manager defies weather with irrigation tech and diverse crops

 

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Legacy Project

  • Top 10 Myths of Succession Planning

    7/27/2015 9:51:00 AM
    What you think you know about estate planning might be all wrong
  • Attend a Legacy Project Workshop Next Week 6/30/2015 12:11:00 PM
    Your farm’s succession plan is important, but it is hard to make it urgent. Do just that by attending a Farm Journal Legacy Project Workshop next month.
  • June 30 Why Do We Have Legacy Workshops 6/30/2015 6:00:00 AM
    Johnne Syverson with Transition Point Advisors talks with FJ Radio about FJ Legacy Meetings and why they are so important to farmers.
  • Keeping Your Farm, Family Together--How You Can Beat the Odds 6/26/2015 6:55:00 AM
    Fact: 90% of family farms will fail before they reach the third generation. While this seems like unbeatable odds, with good planning and preparation, farmers can become part of the coveted 10% who stick together.
  • Leave a Legacy: How to Transition Land 6/26/2015 2:54:00 AM
    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.
  • Odds Say Your Farm Will Fail. Here's How to Prove Them Wrong 6/23/2015 7:10:00 AM
    Statistics say 90% of family farms won't last three or more generations. Here's steps you can take to help ensure the future of your farm and keep your family business running generation after generation.
  • Will Your Farm Make It to the Third Generation? Odds Say No 6/19/2015 6:58:00 AM
    Here’s a staggering fact: Families fail to keep their families and fortunes together for three or more generations 90% of the time. Don't let your farm become that statistic. Get started on your succession plan today!
  • Don't Risk the Future of Your Farm 6/17/2015 9:39:00 AM
    Your farm’s succession plan is important, but it is hard to make it urgent. You can do just that by attending a Farm Journal Legacy Project Workshop on July 6 in Loveland, Colo.
  • Leave a Legacy: How to Transition Land 4/25/2015 2:54:00 AM
    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.

Top Secrets

Rain, Risk and Reward

By Nate Birt
  • Bringing Home The Bacon: Top 10 Pork Producing States

    9/3/2015 11:08:00 AM

    Ag exports are down slightly in 2014 but are still enjoying historically high levels. Pork has been a part of that success story, driving nearly $7 billion in exports in 2014. Here are the top 10 states producing the most pork.

  • Machinery Pete: Three Timely Equipment-Buying Tips For Fall 9/3/2015 6:07:00 AM

    Values on used farm equipment continued to fall during the second quarter of 2015.

  • How Consumers Feel About Sustainability 9/2/2015 4:32:00 PM

    Ask a thousand people how they feel about sustainability, and you’ll probably get a thousand unique responses. For the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance, that’s okay – they just want to make sure farmers are a part of the conversation. 

  • Three Corn Yield Estimates: 168.8, 164.3, 167.1 9/2/2015 12:00:00 PM

    When savvy patients get a diagnosis from their doctor, they often seek out a second opinion. This year’s corn crop goes one step further – getting three separate, broad diagnoses.

  • Save the Date for Business Education 9/1/2015 12:00:00 PM

    Mark your calendar for these winter events from Top Producer

  • 80% of Rented Ground Owned by Non-Farmers 9/1/2015 11:28:00 AM

    “Farmland has always been a valuable resource, but what we see in most recent TOTAL results is the emergence of farmland as a future investment.” 

  • The Tornado Tore Down, but CLAAS Rebuilds 8/31/2015 4:38:00 PM

    Tornadoes are one of nature’s most violent offenders, and anytime one touches down, there are usually property rebuilding decisions to be made soon after. Do you walk away, or do you rally together and rebuild?

  • Three Ways Farm Management Will Change 8/31/2015 12:00:00 PM

    Heightened lending restrictions , the need for deep management expertise and increased supply chain scrutiny will force farms to adapt or leave the ranks of top ag operators.

  • Tillage: "Play the Hand You're Dealt" 8/31/2015 11:16:00 AM

    Want to develop a smart tillage plan? Start by thinking about a five-gallon bucket, suggests Chris Lursen, tillage marketing manager with Case IH.

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