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Unless you are reading this from Florida, the view out your window, or nearby, likely includes a dusting (or more) of snow. This year’s record-breaking winter has increased hay demand and stalled the maple syrup season. And while March 1 is considered the meteorological spring in the United States, we will have to wait until March 20 to officially welcome Spring and a prelude to a bevy of planting activity as farmers work to get early crops into the ground. Read More
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
The shortest month of the year is chock full of celebrations and events, from honoring the contributions of our nation’s black citizens to celebrating love. Here’s what’s happening this month. Read More
Finding the right lender for an agricultural operation is a key business decision that can impact the success of an operation. Because of the high capital needs and the cyclical nature of agriculture – as soon as one season is over, preparation for the next begins – farmers and ranchers are best served when they find a lender with whom they can work long-term, both working together for the producer’s success. Read More
The end of the year is typically a time for reflection and planning, and agricultural news joined the trend. AgWeb released its “Top 20 Highlights” of 2014 events impacting farmers; farm incomes, farmland values, weather, crop prices and the passage of the Farm Bill all made the list. AgWeek meanwhile took a look ahead, predicting more of the same for 2015: weather challenges, price fluctuations, Farm Bill confusion, international and environmental controversy, and the continued hurdles for entering agricultural production. Read More