Issues http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en Family dynamics in business: Handling employee issues http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/family-dynamics-business-handling-employee-issues <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Handling employee issues in a farm business, particularly a family-run farm business, is tricky. Sometimes, a meeting is a better choice than an email. But treating all employees like employees, and not family, is a must.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-warrior">Road Warrior</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/family-dynamics-business-handling-employee-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/family-dynamics-business-handling-employee-issues#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:32:00 +0000 96721 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Impact of family dynamic on business dynamics http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/impact-family-dynamic-business-dynamics <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>How often do we find a major change in operations or expansion makes perfect economic sense; however, the important human elements trump economics.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-warrior">Road Warrior</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/impact-family-dynamic-business-dynamics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/impact-family-dynamic-business-dynamics#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 24 Mar 2015 22:09:00 +0000 96621 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Future challenges for crop insurance http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/future-challenges-crop-insurance <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Obama Administration and some members of Congress are currently proposing some major changes in the federal crop insurance program. At the same time, other members of Congress and agricultural leaders are stressing the need to maintain a strong crop insurance program as the centerpiece of a risk protection program for U.S. crop producers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/future-challenges-crop-insurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/future-challenges-crop-insurance#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Crop Focus on Ag Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:09:00 +0000 96601 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmers are losing the public perception battle http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farmers-are-losing-public-perception-battle <div class="field-byline"> By Bruce Peterson, president, Minnesota Corn Growers Association </div> <div class="field-deck"> Time for farmers to tell their conservation stories </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It's up to farmers themselves to take the lead and tell their own conservation story at the grassroots level. Right now, we're letting others tell our story for us. It’s time for farmers to regain control of the public perception battle by standing up and speaking out on their conservation efforts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farmers-are-losing-public-perception-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farmers-are-losing-public-perception-battle#comments Conservation Issues Conservation Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:01:00 +0000 96511 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: NRCS Do you have the sixth C of credit? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/do-you-have-sixth-c-credit <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The five Cs are important criteria for credit, but a sixth C is very important in terms of management, which frequently makes a difference in the five Cs of credit. The sixth C is the cranium.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-warrior">Road Warrior</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/do-you-have-sixth-c-credit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/do-you-have-sixth-c-credit#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:11:00 +0000 96461 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, March 13, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-march-13-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The 5 ag stories to read this week brings you the latest on proposed regulations for drones. Learn about the value of lost organic matter due to erosion, and meet farmers who are using websites to get more business. Read about canceling land rent contracts, and a positive article from The New York Times featuring a no-till farmer.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-march-13-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-march-13-2015#comments Conservation Corn Issues Soybeans Tillage Management Organic Matter Sat, 14 Mar 2015 01:16:00 +0000 96411 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Considerations for crop insurance coverage http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/considerations-crop-insurance-coverage <div class="node-body video-body"><p>The dealine for 2015 crop insurance elections is just days away. As you finalize your choices, consider the following: what coverage is best for your farm, and look at all available options, particularly new ones from the 2014 Farm Bill.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/considerations-crop-insurance-coverage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/considerations-crop-insurance-coverage#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Crop Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:45:00 +0000 96361 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Impact of education on income and unemployment http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/impact-education-income-and-unemployment <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Education does have an impact on employment, income, and who participates in the workforce. Moving forward, the agriculture industry will be starved for talented people who can manage increased sophistication of technology and innovation on complex businesses.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-warrior">Road Warrior</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/impact-education-income-and-unemployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/impact-education-income-and-unemployment#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:42:00 +0000 96341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Less than a month to make decisions on new farm programs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/less-month-make-decisions-new-farm-programs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Most farm operators have been contemplating farm program choices for the new farm bill for the past 6-8 months; however, decision time has now arrived. Producers have until March 31, 2015, to complete their farm program choice at local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/less-month-make-decisions-new-farm-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/less-month-make-decisions-new-farm-programs#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Farm Programs Focus on Ag Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:20:00 +0000 96311 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will you back out of land rent contracts this year? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/03062015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p><span style="font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: normal;">Rencently, Reuters published a story about farmers backing out of land rent contracts. Corn and soybean prices are below break-even levels, inputs haven&rsquo;t come down much, and penciling a profit may be tough for some farmers in 2015. We&rsquo;d like to know: Will you cancel some land rent contracts due to costs this year? Are you considering it? Or is losing land not an option for your farm? Take our latest poll and let us know.</span></p></div><form action="/poll/03062015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3431-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3431"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3431" name="choice" value="3431" class="form-radio" /> I will back out of some land rent contracts in 2015.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3441-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3441"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3441" name="choice" value="3441" class="form-radio" /> I am considering letting some contracts go this year.</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3451-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3451"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3451" name="choice" value="3451" class="form-radio" /> I will farm all contracted acres this year.</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="96271" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-6mZhLaTO7E3FF6AxKFwZzGTOjIqijvkTZXK2tTqhxLU" value="form-6mZhLaTO7E3FF6AxKFwZzGTOjIqijvkTZXK2tTqhxLU" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="field-redirect-on-submit"> <span>Go to result page on submit:&nbsp;</span> 0 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/03062015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/03062015#comments Issues Fri, 06 Mar 2015 23:42:11 +0000 96271 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com