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Making Ag Board Meetings More Effective

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Employ these simple practices to optimize engagement and decision-making Most agribusinesses participate in board meetings during the year to assess operations and make decisions about their business. Board meetings are an essential part of any agribusiness as their very purpose […]


Improving Lending Chances & Truths about Alternative Lending

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The Impact on Borrowing Position and How to Improve It By now, people around the globe know it’s been a particularly tough year for U.S. agriculture. Don’t think for a second that your banker isn’t among them. Lenders have been vigilant […]


How to Combat Ag’s Downward Trends

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10 Steps for Leaner and Greener Financials Weak commodity prices and an international trade war have inflicted pain on American agriculture – at a time when U.S. farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses can least afford it. It may be hard to […]


Your Land. Your Terms. Your Profits.

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Perception vs. Reality of Diversifying Land for Revenue Source Your land is the foundation on which you – and your family – have built your legacy. And what you hope will become your children’s and grandchildren’s legacy. For many, it […]


8 Ways to Prep your Farm Business for 2019

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Tackle these worthwhile tasks now for a more productive year ahead The end of the year is a smart time to prepare your ag business for the coming year. Crops have been harvested and stored. You’re wrapping up this year’s […]


Latest Tariff Relief Changes Affect Almond, Cherry & Hog Producers

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Shelled Almonds and Fresh Cherries Added; Number of Head Determination for Hogs Extended The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established the procedures required to provide direct payments to growers to help offset some damage imposed by retaliatory tariffs. Almonds & […]


The ground you stand on worth more?

You Could Be Standing on Additional Revenue

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Many farmers haven’t ever stopped to think about the potential in opportunities that lie right beneath them: land. “Your privately-owned land has value well beyond crop and livestock production,” says Robert Veldman, a senior land-management advisor at K·Coe Isom. In the […]


Flooding in California

5 Things to Mitigate Farm Risk During Natural Disaster

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As the nation watches the ongoing punch from Hurricane Florence (now a tropical storm) as it has been dumping rain for days and causing catastrophic storm surges, all eyes have been on an area just inland from the North Carolina coast, where there are more […]


How Cattle Genetics & Herd Management Decisions Impact Sustainability Outcomes

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U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Pilot Project Demonstrates Economic and Environmental Benefits for Producers Can genetic performance and herd management decisions in the backgrounder and feedyard sectors not only drive economic outcomes, but also improve environmental outcomes? This was the […]


Food and Ag Businesses Can Tap into Emerging Sustainability Incentives

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Funding opportunities are available to companies that meet “green” requirements Environmental sustainability programs now have monetary value with banks. Consider CMS Energy, one of the nation’s largest combination electric and natural gas utilities. In June 2018, the Michigan-based energy provider […]