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Midwest Crop Checkup: Are You Stress Testing Your Decisions?

By K·Coe Editorial | June 13, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Thomas Eatherly Midwest agriculture has had to rewrite the book for making smart crop decisions this year.  Weather has prompted delivery, logistics, and storage issues for some growers, and a rush to market for others.  This growing season has been challenging at best – with the cool, cloudy weather …

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How Working Capital Can Make or Break You

By K·Coe Editorial | May 20, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today’s ag environment shows commodity prices are below break-even for some operators, while barely budging the break-even level for others.  Economists have referred to this situation as “a grinder effect.” Meaning, the profitability level is grinding away at working capital little by little. Ultimately, this effect impacts the efforts needed …

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The Application of Blockchains in Ag

By K·Coe Editorial | April 24, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Agriculture is steadily adopting the use of blockchain technology to improve sustainability by enabling the entire food supply chain – growers, processors, manufacturers, retailers and consumers – to employ a framework that helps with delivery of comprehensive transparency for consumers, as well as deter the growing presence of food fraud. …

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Your Most Lucrative Ag Advantage May Be Looking Right at You

By K·Coe Editorial | April 2, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The number one concern of the nearly 100 agribusinesses surveyed by AgCareers.com is the competitive pull for talent and difficulties in recruiting.  Over 53 percent of those farm and ranch operations reported that employee training and development was their second biggest worry. These statistics speak volumes for the state of …

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FSA Authorizes Emergency Relief Measures for Nebraska Livestock Owners

By K·Coe Editorial | March 26, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute In response to the damages and livestock carnage resulting from the recent Nebraska storms and flooding, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) of Nebraska is providing special relief for livestock producers. Taking effect immediately: 1. Allowance for Emergency Grazing on Conservation Reserve Program Acres (in Nebraska) Addresses the impacts of …

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IRS Waives Estimated Tax Payment for Farmers Filing and Paying Tax by April 15

By K·Coe Editorial | March 1, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The IRS has agreed to last-minute relief for farmers by extending their filing due date to April 15, 2019 – and withdrawing the underpayment penalty for those not making the Jan 15 tax estimate.  This waiver of penalties for underpayment of taxes by farmers stems from tax provision uncertainties. “This …

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