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December 5, 2015 02:51 AM
 
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Ready Your Finances

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Taxes and insurance are on every farmer’s mind—and if they’re not, they should be. Given all the regulatory changes for crop insurance and the Affordable Care Act, plus uncertainty surrounding Section 179, many farmers are concerned and even confused about how to financially prepare for the end of the year. Farmers are stretching every dollar, but when it comes to taxes, the write-offs you think are saving you money could come back to bite you. Paul Neiffer, a tax accountant with CliftonLarsonAllen and author of the blog The Farm CPA, has tips to avoid the tax traps too many farmers fall victim to. Along with expert tax and insurance advice, stay in tune with policy changes by visiting www.AgWeb.com/Farm-Business/Taxes-and-Insurance.


Cut Through the Market Chatter

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When the bell rings and the trading floor closes, Pro Farmer Editorial Director Chip Flory is on “Market Rally” radio, ready with the day’s news and commentary. Flory and his co-host, Pro Farmer Inputs Monitor Editor Davis Michaelsen, cut through the chatter to bring clarity. Keep up with everything from the “fractional action” to the big moves in the markets, plus hear from expert guest analysts. Listen live every weekday at 2 p.m. CST with the MyFarmRadio app or visit http://www.AgWeb.com/Market-Rally.


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Market Projections for 2016

It’s not just year-end accounting farmers need to be thinking about—next year’s commodity markets should be top-of-mind, as well.  AgWeb.com editors are compiling experts’ projections for a variety of commodities in 2016 to help farmers and ranchers profit in the coming year. Read the entire 2016 Marketing Outlook series by visiting www.AgWeb.com/2016Outlooks.


See How the Wheat Crop is Progressing

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Are the abnormally warm temperatures or other weather events affecting your wheat crop? We want to know! Virtual Wheat Tour is your one-stop source for wheat information. Keep those weather, crop and marketing comments coming in, and be sure to submit photos and videos too. Take the virtual wheat tour at www.AgWeb.com/virtual-wheat-tour.


Take Your Business to the Next Level

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Top Producer has a new series that examines what it takes to be successful in finance, commodity marketing, team management and more. This series includes a podcast as well as articles in Top Producer magazine and online. Get expert advice to drive your business to the next level. Learn more at www.AgWeb.com/Top-Producer/ Business-Drivers. 

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