A financial consultant, a banker, a human resources expert, a risk mitigation consultant and two farmers sit around a table. They review budgets, contracts and debate new opportunities.
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Invest in yourself and your farm this fall and winter. Mark your calendar and plan to attend these high-level and farmer-focused events.
More than 200 leaders representing USDA, EPA, conservation organizations, agribusinesses and food
Factor in higher propane costs to keep expenses in line this harvest.
In an ideal world, this year’s challenging crop season would have a grand finale of a warm, dry and late fall.
Create a farm resume to attract new landlords
How can you prove you are an exceptional farmer? Why should a landlord pick you over another farmer?
There is real value in looking to buy a 4-to-8-year-old used tractor—or combine, or any piece of farm equipment. I see two main reasons for the value hot spot in that range:
Share your values and experiences with future generations
When Frank Perdue, the legendary poultry giant, died, he didn’t just leave his family money and material possessions.
Think about the skills and manpower you need on your farm today versus five years ago. Your team has likely evolved to meet today’s challenges and opportunities.
Farmers who enroll in the 2019 Market Facilitation Program (MFP) are expected to start receiving payments in mid-August.
It might be hard to believe, but you’re not going farm forever. Are you ready for retirement?
Follow these six strategies to maximize your team’s efforts
While harvest can be rewarding and fun, it can also be stressful.
USDA’s August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report was supposed to offer information to make a more accurate decision on the fundamentals of supply and demand going forward.
Q: The August USDA reports are behind us and did farmers no favors. Can you summarize your impressions of the report?
Most farmers don’t think about marketing every day, but the task is one of the biggest challenges farmers face.
One indication of how the trade war with China is going is to see how administration supporters characterize China now compared to the outset.
Here are my comments regarding the crop tour:
Variable crops add confusion to an uncertain supply-and-demand picture
At 13.9 billion bushels, the corn crop estimate USDA published in August would be down 519 million bushels from last