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Top Producer Issues
In this month's issue, meet a pioneer in the pork industry, start planning for 2020, and get the latest tax tips from the Farm CPA. Start reading below!
Forty years ago this fall Wayne Cryts stored his beans in an elevator near New Madrid, MO.
Do you ever wish you could read your lender’s mind? I recently attended the Emerging Issues in Agricultural Lending conference in Columbia, Mo.
A strategic resource team helps you to focus on your business. By surrounding your business with the right people, you can make profitable decisions. Many different people can comprise this team.
Jimmy Tosh uses business scale to drive efficiency on his Tennessee operation
As Jimmy Tosh sits in his office in northwest Tennessee, he is humbled, proud and astounded.
Times are tough in the farm sector. One of the few benefits to tough times is farmers will likely owe little or no tax. But that is not always the best solution for a farm couple.
Advance planning can help prune your cost of production
The long tail of 2019’s difficult growing season makes the crystal ball blurry for future outlooks — especially inputs.
Expect more documentation requests from your lender in 2020
For decades ag lenders have spent time on farms verifying assets.
All in on hemp.
The Top Producer Summit offers something for your entire team
The 2020 Top Producer Summit will bring together the country’s best farmers.
Q&A with Scott Harris, Vice President of North America, Case IH
Company: With headquarters in Racine, Wis., Case IH is an agricultural equipment company with a networ
In theory, adding a value-added enterprise sounds like the perfect reaction to low commodity prices.
Over my 30 years of tracking auction data, the summer into early fall months have tended to be a softer pricing period.
Data will drive productivity gains and efficient resource use
His demeanor might be calm, but Michael K.
Here’s how to transform troublesome employees into all-stars
You have two choices in filling your farm’s talent pipeline: buy it or grow it.
“Awkward!” That’s how my niece describes any uncomfortable situation or conversation. Here’s another common phrase: It’s not personal; it’s business.
Set clear expectations and accountability
Do you have a hard time keeping off-farm family members informed about the farm?
It’s easy to think suicide’s horrific grip will never touch your family or farm team.
In today’s challenging environment, farmland sale-leasebacks are becoming more common and potentially smart strategy for farmers.
In 2018, the trucking industry was short roughly 60,800 drivers – up nearly 20% from 2017’s figure of 50,700.
Today’s farmers are witnessing the largest trade war in history. Tweets, dinners and meetings are slowly transforming the political and agricultural rulebooks.
Given the delays in planting and maturities and questions around final acreage, it was a stretch for the market to expect the October USDA report to meet our yield reduction expectations.
Q: One unique feature of 2019 has been the stronger-than-normal cash markets across the Corn Belt.
Farmers and ranchers have responded with scorn for the most part to burgeoning artificial meat offerings pouring into the food market.