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 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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    Mark your calendar for these winter events from Top Producer
  • 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
  • Machinery Pete: Mid-Summer Market-Setter Impresses 7/29/2015 2:29:00 AM
    On July 1, I had to be near the town of Imperial in southwest Nebraska for the huge custom cutter auction at South Fork Harvesters. I knew it would feature an amazing level of one- and two-year-old large-capacity machines.
  • Top Of Mind: The Times, They Are A Changin' 7/29/2015 2:20:00 AM
    Last month, I sat in Ceres Café in the beautiful Chicago Board of Trade building. For anyone who has been to this historic site at LaSalle and Jackson streets during the past few years, you know the mood and foot traffic was, at best, lackluster.

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