NIFA grants to fund beginning producers (
USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the availability of more than $18 million in grants to help train, educate and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers
Beef industry on the mend in 2010
The cattle industry should be on the mend in 2010, says Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt.
ISU offers financial info for livestock producers
At a time when livestock producers continue to grapple with the tough economy, Iowa State University Extension wants to make it easier for producers to find educational resources they need.
Keys to economic survival
Tough financial times have hit communities across the United States and beyond, but the problems are not just urban and suburban. Many farm families have been hit hard by economic forces, many of which were beyond their control.
Investing for farm families course
A new online course sponsored by eXtension, an educational partnership of more than 70 land-grant universities, helps farmers plan for a secure future.
Plan ahead for tax season
While many farmers are still trying to finish up with harvest, now also is the time to start thinking about year-end tax planning, says the Nebraska Farm Business Association director.
Managing financial stress
The “Perfect Storm” of high feed prices, increased input costs and low product demand has created the worst financial situation of a lifetime for many livestock producers.
Working with your ag lender
With credit markets tight and most agricultural enterprises less profitable than in recent years, farmers and ranchers face still challenges in securing financing. But all is not lost.
New calculator helps sort out feed costs
Feed typically accounts for the largest input cost in beef production, but a new the University of Illinois now offers an on-line calculator to help producers compare feedstuffs and make economical choices.
Help with farm financial management
The Center for Farm Financial Management at the University of Minnesota has created a new online workshop series to help ag producers understand and use common financial statements and measures.
NCBA supports Estate Tax Relief Act
The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association urges Congress to pass legislation providing additional relief and permanency in the tax code for America’s farmers, ranchers and other small business owners.
Protect your operation from radical activists
The Animal Agriculture Alliance has a long track record of promoting the implementation of science-based animal care guidelines and proper employee training on animal care and handling on farms and in processing facilities