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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

  • 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.
  • 7 Questions to Ask Before You Hire 3/21/2015 2:59:00 AM
    How to build a collaborative and qualified succession planning team

Top Secrets

  • Yield Scuffle Kicks Off

    7/31/2015 12:00:00 PM
    It might sound like a copout to say price action depends on late July and early August weather and its impact on yield potential, but the truth isn’t a copout.
  • Poultry, Africa, and U.S. Exports: 6 Facts About International Ag Development 7/31/2015 12:00:00 PM
    The USDA Poultry & Egg Export Council knows firsthand how even developing countries can quickly become a major market for agricultural products.
  • Don't Sell Your Wheat 7/31/2015 12:00:00 PM
    Producers should look at building a small long position until more details are available on the global crop.
  • Dire Weather Warnings for 2050 and 2100 7/30/2015 10:48:00 AM
    In agriculture, the weather gives and the weather takes. Some climate change researchers are worried about the taking that may occur as the rest of the century unspools.
  • 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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