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Crop insurance targeted for $18 Billion in cuts

As feared, the federally subsidized crop insurance program is on the chopping block again, based on the Obama administration’s 2017 budget proposal released Tuesday.

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Six Steps Key to Successful Expansion

While expansion plans might be on hold or delayed this year due to tight margins, it’s never too early to begin planning if growth is in your long-term business plan.

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WASDE: Production Up for Meat, Milk

The 2016 forecast of total red meat and poultry production is raised from last month as higher forecast pork and broiler production more than offsets reduced forecasts for beef and turkey.

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Could Increasing Fluid Milk Sales Be This Easy?

While fluid milk is one of the highest profit centers in any grocery store, declining sales have grocers scrambling for new products, new sales and ever more profit.

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Commentary: Will ag degree grads have job offers?

Speculation about the future of agricultural jobs has been pervasive with the recent announcements of mergers and acquisitions. As the parent companies of the big companies in the crop protection and seed businesses cut jobs by the thousands (Dow, DuPont, Monsanto), the questions is how will this impact the job availability for new college grads planning to enter the agricultural field.

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Legal: Review and update your estate plan now

Now that everyone has settled into the New Year, it is a perfect time to review and update your estate plan. Because situations change–marriages are celebrated, children are born, deaths occur–taking the time to update previously drafted documents is critical.

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