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Commodity Fields: Weathering the Downturn

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Survival Depends Upon Precision Forecasting; “Approximate Accuracy” No Longer Enough As the 2018 season ends, growers, agronomists, and financial advisors start to analyze this year’s results in order to prepare budgets and plans for next season. Determining how much product […]


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 & […]


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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 […]


How & When The USDA’s $12B Will Help Farmers and Ranchers

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More details have been released for the $12b aid package to farmers and ranchers affected by the tariffs.  It is intended to help promote and offset costs for trade damage and marketing. While this program was designed to provide relief from […]


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New Opportunity for Producers with Generic Base Acres

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Producers with Generic Base Acres Can Now Make Updates with FSA Application period for elections on generic base acres is now open through December 7, 2018. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Farm Service Agency (FSA), has […]


How the Trade War is Affecting U.S. Agriculture

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Actions and retaliatory measures will have long-term impacts The United States has instigated an aggressive global trade war that is escalating and directly harming many U.S. agricultural producers by driving up the costs of U.S. commodities in foreign countries and […]


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Business Planning for the Unexpected

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Before injury, illness or other disruption strikes, prepare yourself and your business If you had to go on leave for a month starting tomorrow, what in your farm or ranch is going to suffer? Let’s face it – accidents happen.  […]


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Knowledge is Power – to Generate State Tax Credits

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Businesses Should Always Be Looking for State Tax Incentives Generating state tax credits for your business is rarely a one-dimensional exercise.  And generally speaking, many businesses often underutilize the types of credits that are actually available to them.  The common […]


Are You Correctly Tracking Business Deductions for Meals and Entertainment?

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Here’s an update to the following blog that you may be interested in: Tax Update: Entertainment Clarified Businesses of all sizes and across all industries need to be aware that the deductions for 2018 meals and entertainment have changed following […]


Farm Bill Passes with Good Measure

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Welcome News for Ag Overall; Eyes on Crop Insurance and Farm Eligibility Going Forward Following a 86-11 vote in the Senate, the farm bill has received the go-ahead to move to conference between the House and Senate.  This comes as […]