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Model of success: hard work and dedication

In my work, it’s not difficult to find role models for my children. I often come back from interviews and share with my kids who...

End-of-the-year cleanup is in order

It’s rolling around to 2015, and I’d like to share some end-of-the-year maintenance things that I do in order to start the New Year off...

Additional last-minute estate management tips

While it’s important to enjoy this time of year with friends and family, I know that many producers are busy ensuring that they button up...

A special time to count your blessings

During the celebrations of the holiday season, I take time to give thanks. I know that the season is often a mad rush of shopping,...

Holiday fun on the farm

One of my favorite things to do during the holidays is to take an evening drive (or stroll) and look at the Christmas lights. We’ve...

Carols ring in tax advice

Yes, the sounds of the holiday season are here. And while I don’t want to interrupt the festivities, I did find this gentle reminder that...

Best price for a tool? Free

When you stop and think about it, the amount of data and tools available on the Internet is quite amazing. And for the most part,...

Cash rents projected to vary in coming years

One of the more stressful times to visit producers is when they are working with landlords on rental agreements. Given the volatility in recent years,...

Another interesting year ahead for commodity prices

A new day, a new outlook. Rabobank recently released its global agricultural commodity outlook for 2015, and its forecast for 12 major agricultural commodities over...

Capital purchases on grain farms expected to fall

As we’ve discussed in previous blogs, the news that perhaps grabs my attention the fastest is research related to price projections and outlooks. Of course,...