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Tax Tidbits

🕔12:09, 23.Jan 2019

The Tax Cut and Jobs Act or TCJA (signed late in December 2017) will bring about some changes in 2018, and it should be noted that some of this act’s tax provisions are retroactive while others take effect in 2019. 

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Time Marches On…

🕔09:41, 14.Jan 2019

…And so do the trials and tribulations that plagued farmers in 2018, compounded by eroding financial conditions, a government shut down and falling commodity prices.  Brent Gloy and David Widmar, writing for  Successful Farming, offer 7 tips for 2019 farm management. 

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Could This Be Your Calling? Updated

🕔14:39, 7.Dec 2018

  U.S. agriculture is among the most productive and economically valuable sectors in the world thanks in part to the advancement of machines and equipment that do the tending, planting, and harvesting of our crops.  Today, diesel engines power more than

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Marketing Your Product

🕔10:55, 26.Nov 2018

  Recently, members of the American Bankers Association’s ABA Agricultural and Rural Bankers Committee provided a seven point tip sheet to help farmers and ranchers manage their risk.  Here’s a quick recap: Know your break-even costs.  This should include input, debt

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Fall Maintenance for Irrigation

🕔10:29, 15.Nov 2018

Now that fields are bare after your harvest, it’s a good time to do a little maintenance on your irrigation equipment.  Steve Melvin (University of Nebraska) says a key performance check that is often missed  is sizing up a pivot’s

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Thankful

🕔10:22, 15.Nov 2018

If you haven’t already finished your harvest, I’m hoping you’re getting very close.  This is the time of year when activities on the farm take a slower pace, giving folks time to review and reflect on the season past.  In just

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Daylight Saving Time Ends

🕔14:10, 30.Oct 2018

Not forever of course – just for this year.  The time change many of us made this past spring has been quite a contentious subject over the years, dating back to when Benjamin Franklin playfully advocated laws  in 1874 that pressured

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Are you Storing Your Grain?

🕔13:46, 30.Oct 2018

  The current markets may dictate that storing your grain is the prudent thing to do, and many farmers are positioned to handle this aspect of their operations.  Some basic tips for long-term grain storage are: Preparing grain bins by

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Skunk People

🕔13:06, 16.Oct 2018

Hmmm.  While that’s a new term for me, the subject it refers to is quite familiar.  Jolene Brown, speaker, author, farmer, and champion for the people of agriculture uses this term to describe those people who live their lives dumping negative

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