Industry

Tax Reform is Top of Mind for Farmers

Tax Reform is Top of Mind for Farmers

For farms and ranches to continue their important role in absorbing carbon and conserving green space, they must first be able to stay in business. Every dollar counts on the farm, and farmers and ranchers need to plan their finances carefully to make it from one season to the next. Not knowing their future tax burden only compounds the uncertainty.

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A Hard-Fought Year [GUEST COLUMN]

A Hard-Fought Year [GUEST COLUMN]

The past year has seemingly brought endless challenges, both for the cattle industry and the entire nation. The coronavirus, social unrest, and political divisiveness have dominated news headlines for most of the year. For cattle producers, coronavirus-related supply chain disruptions and market volatility have added to the hardships.

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Turning a Weed Into a Profit-yielding Crop

Turning a Weed Into a Profit-yielding Crop

Researchers are studying the pennycress plant – an oilseed crop with ideal properties for bio-jet fuel – to find better genetics for wider, improved oil and fuel production. Pennycress could appeal to farmers who want to add a crop to their field rotation that wouldn’t compete with corn or soybeans.

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A Sustainable Harvest

A Sustainable Harvest

As farmers and ranchers, we know we are part of a bigger story. We are caretakers of the land for a time, following in the footsteps of generations before us. My farm didn’t start with me and, God-willing, it won’t end with me either. Sustainability is personal for me as a farmer: I’ve got my hands in the dirt that my parents and their parents before them farmed.

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