Nov 13, 2012
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Enthusiastic About the Future of Agriculture: Top-Ten List, No. 7 7

In recent columns, I have discussed why I am enthusiastic about the future of agriculture. This request came from an agricultural broadcaster in the Northwest, placing a positive slant on the future of agriculture. In previous columns I have discussed the five dimensions, the convergence of technology and one size does not fit all. Now let's move to number seven, profitability....More
Nov 12, 2012
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Tax Tips for Farmers: The Case for NOT Prepaying Expenses 1

It’s standard practice for farmers, who are cash basis taxpayers, to accelerate expenses at year-end. Paying fertilizer, seed and chemical bills prior to Dec. 31 can create a paper loss and reduce your current year taxable income to near zero or below. The sister practice is to defer income into the following year by holding a portion of your corn and soybean crop to be sold after Jan. 1....More

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