Top Producer Issues

Top Producer November 2019
Top Producer November 2019

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!

Take A Walk of Gratitude

Let's face it. The role and responsibility of running a business isn’t always a walk in the park.

Chris Barron: Build A Farm Dream Team

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.

Meet a Pioneer in Pork

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.

How to Go from No Refund to $7,800

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.

4 Strategies for Buying Inputs

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.

Take the Lead in Tough Conversations

“Awkward!” That’s how my niece describes any uncomfortable situation or conversation. Here’s another common phrase: It’s not personal; it’s business.

Jerry Gulke: Is USDA Methodology Archaic?

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.

John Phipps: Cool Whip and CAFOs

Farmers and ranchers have responded with scorn for the most part to burgeoning artificial meat offerings pouring into the food market.