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Use Your Head to Protect It

🕔17:27, 22.Jan 2018

It’s football season!  And basketball season!  And hockey season!  The list goes on and our society’s obsession with sports seems to grow each and every day.  But this interest has recently included an increased awareness of injuries associated with those activities. 

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Contending with a Cash Crunch

🕔08:43, 8.Jan 2018

It’s a reality that credit for farming is tightening up throughout the corn belt and great plains.  Some farmers have used up their working capital (a measure of cash or grain available for sale to meet a farm’s financial obligations),

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Department Stores and Ag Updated

🕔15:44, 11.Dec 2017

When department stores emerged in place of the typical dry goods stores back in the late 1800s, many of them targeted a specific audience – farmers.  I found a couple of powerhouses and would like to share some interesting historical information

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Financial Growth in Uncertain Times

🕔11:55, 31.Oct 2017

It’s no secret that these times are challenging.  The farm sector’s debt-to-income ratio is the highest it’s been in thirty years, and 2017 represents the 5th year in a row that farm solvency ratios have weakened, along with liquidity ratios and working

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Suicide Or Failure

🕔16:30, 22.Aug 2017

In March of 2015, I wrote about farmers and depression ( and noted a number of points that Michael Rosmann (researcher, University of Iowa adjunct professor and licensed psychologist) provided regarding contributing factors for this illness and actions that could be

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An Integral Part of Ag…

🕔16:20, 1.May 2017

Congress first authorized federal crop insurance in the 1930s along with other strategies to help agriculture recover from the combined effects of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.  It was in 1938 that the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) was

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Another Dust Bowl?

🕔13:30, 3.Apr 2017

I’m fairly certain that anyone who’s involved in agriculture has heard of the Dust Bowl.  Next week, April 14th, marks the 82nd anniversary of “Black Sunday”.  The Dust Bowl began as the rain ended in the summer of 1931 and

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Your Section 179 Savings Potential

🕔08:23, 14.Dec 2016

We are once again drawing near to the end of another year, and with that comes the reminder that if you’re considering buying equipment, now’s the time to do it.  Here are the 2016 Section 179 at a Glance details per

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