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Mar
03
2015

Business of Agriculture: 5 Steps in Effective Succession Planning

As agricultural producers start to think about planning for the eventual transition of their operation to the next generation, there are five essential steps that will facilitate a smooth transition and help ensure the financial stability of all involved. Read More

Feb
09
2015

Business of Agriculture: Common Hurdles to Success in Succession Planning

Succession planning is something most farmers and ranchers know they ought to do to protect the agricultural operations they’ve built and to provide for their families. Unfortunately, it’s also a topic rife with emotion and that requires sometimes awkward conversations, so it’s often postponed. Below are five common reasons why a farmer or rancher will put off their succession planning, along with suggestions to resolve these issues. Read More

Dec
01
2014

Business of Agriculture: Transitioning the Farm to the Next Generation

Farms and ranches are valuable enterprises, both for the food they provide and for the equity accrued over time in their assets: land, equipment, facilities and livestock. With 87 percent of America’s farms and ranches family-owned, these assets are often passed to the next generation. This transition process is rife with operational, financial and interpersonal considerations; a comprehensive succession plan is essential to managing the issues effectively. Read More

Nov
13
2014

Ag News Roundup: October 2014

World Food Day on October 16 focused much attention on the role of the 500 million family farmers in feeding and providing food security to the world’s population. One report revealed that 80 percent of the world’s food is raised by family farmers. In a related announcement, the USDA stated that it will be changing its lending policy – expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits - to help more beginning and family farmers. Read More

Jun
13
2014

From the Field: Father's Day 2014

Across rural America, every day farmers and ranchers pass down a tradition of hard work and commitment to their children, sometimes building on generations of family commitment to producing safe and abundant food. Often, these children grow up to join the family operation, having learned a love of the land and the animals in their care along with the work ethic and specialized knowledge necessary to succeed in farming and ranching. Read More

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