Is now a good time to transfer your business?
Economic conditions favor within-family transfers rather than business sales.
Prepare now for zero capital gains tax in 2010
Talk to your tax advisor now to take advantage of policy changes.
5 profitability factors
The top dairy producers in the country exhibit these characteristics and excel in these five areas.
Do a better job with financial statements
A farm financial workshop is now available online to help farmers use financial statements effectively.
Time to take stock of your life
Holding onto your business with all you’ve got takes an incredible amount of energy and resources.
Which 'life cycle' are you in?
You are here. But where is here? Use your stage in the business life cycle to make decisions for your dairy’s future.
Add family partners with care
Family ag operations face a common problem: When should you add a family member to the operation?
Financing cash-flow deficits
This year has certainly been challenging for dairy producers. Milk prices “tanked” in January and have generally not recovered.
6 ways to monitor your financial position
Low milk prices, high feed cost and high general input cost pose a triple threat to your operation in 2009.
The agricultural credit situation
Serious problems that developed in the agricultural credit situation in 2009 could escalate in 2010–2011.
Help for struggling farmers
Minnesota Farmer Assistance Network provides financial guidance, technical assistance and mentoring to farm families facing economic hardship.
Farming through difficult times
The University of Wisconsin extension service has launched a new Web site to help dairy farmers.
Managing Through a Recession: Options for Farm Operators
After several years of favorable hay prices and generous margins, forage producers are facing a 2009 that looks less than rosy.
A ‘toolbox’ for those facing foreclosure
With millions of homeowners owing more on their homes than they are worth — and nearly two million homes actually foreclosed in the first half of the year — a new industry has sprung up – mortgage modification help.
Help for dealing with the dairy situation slated
This is a turbulent, trying time for the U.S. dairy industry, with the dynamics
Things will get better, just not yet
When they descend down the Rockies on Interstate 70 east, truckers can see the lights of Denver ahead and the road may appear to be flattening out, which can make them optimistic that the long, arduous journey in low gear may be nearing an end.
Webinar series slated to help deal with economic conditions
“Ag in uncertain times” series runs from June through December.
Evaluate your financial health
When was the last time you assessed your financial health?
When milk prices are low…. Get the most out of your dollars
A client walks up to Lynn Davis, inquiring, “The milk price is going down, isn’t there something we can cut out of the ration?”