Top Producer Summer 2019
Top Producer Summer 2019

Read the Summer 2019 issue of Top Producer.


Management Hack: Grab a Tomato Kitchen Timer

Is there something on your to-do list that keeps sinking to the bottom? Have you been putting off what you’ll know is a boring or avoidable task? Big-picture planning and important business decisions,

Manager’s Corner: Ethanol In The Spotlight

This summer has been big for ethanol, with several key announcements. In late May, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed an administrative rule allowing year-round sales of 15% ethanol fuels. In

Paul Neiffer: Should You Consider a C Corporation?

Tax reform made several changes to the tax rules about businesses operating as a C corporation. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of this option for your farm operation. The most important change

Succeed in Farmland Rental Negotiations

The annual task of negotiating cash rental agreements can be unnerving. Spend time preparing for these vital meetings and use negotiation best practices. First, outline a meeting schedule so you can

Demand Drives Every Decision on Wyoming Farm

Fifteen years ago, Ron Rabou took a hard look at his farming operation. It was bleeding money. He knew if he didn’t make some gut-wrenching decisions and changes, it would not support his growing

Should You Choose ARC or PLC?

Later this year, you have a big decision to make. The 2018 farm bill allows farmers to reassess their selections for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. You

Bring Global Perspectives Home

Archie Griffin’s passport book would be the envy of any jetsetter. In the last two years, he’s visited farms in 14 different countries—all with the goal of bringing new ideas home to his Washington, N
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Nominate Outstanding Farmers for Top Honors

The 2020 Top Producer Summit , which takes place Jan. 28–30 in Chicago, is a combination of three business education and networking conferences: Top Producer Seminar, Tomorrow’s Top Producer and
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Farmers Share Lessons From The ’80s

Today’s downturn in farming is different than the crisis of the 1980s, but, farmers who survived the downturn from more than 30 years ago learned best practices that are applicable to today’s
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John Phipps: The Last Farmer’s Last Duty

Ag media devote a regular portion of coverage to the problems of farm succession and generational ownership changes. It’s the topic that keeps on giving for us—rules change, values change, even