The agricultural world is full of inventors and entrepreneurs, but for those who wish to patent their inventions, the process can sometimes be…
The Iowa Ag Expo had a slightly different feel in 2021.
Now is a good time to make sure bookkeeping tasks are brought up to date — something that should be done at least once a month at minimum, sai…
While the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged agritourism, a survey of businesses showed 2020 was a more profitable year for many than 2019.
COVID-19 has yielded few positives on very few fronts. One may be farmers markets.
Many winter tasks on the farm are part of tax planning. Here is a brief summary of some of the topics to discuss with your tax preparer:
This is not your grandfather’s ag retail world. It’s a new age, with large companies getting larger through mergers, acquisitions and consolidations.
Risk management is always a good idea, but the COVID-19 pandemic has illustrated the importance of that strategy for livestock producers.
TABOR, Iowa — Just about a year ago, Justin and Jamie Ewalt were putting together a plan that carried both risk and reward.
Carla Jaquet saw sales of her cottage food products, including jams and pickles, sweeten this summer.
MANHATTAN, Kan. — Anyone who has ever participated in a group sport knows the most successful teams are those where the players and coaches co…
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The value of a farm business plan becomes clear when family members need to get on the same page, says Joe Horner, University …
He goes by Pete. But his real name is Greg.
For the second month in a row the Purdue University- CME Group Ag Economy Barometer dropped sharply, falling 25 points in April to a reading of 96.
The Ag Economy Barometer plummeted in March, dipping 47 points (28%) from a month earlier to a reading of 121.
The coronavirus and cheap oil are hitting the fuel business so hard that ethanol plants are shutting down. Some may never come back.
Ag lenders and their farmer customers have been working to navigate the impact of the new coronavirus as the situation unfolds.
AMES, Iowa — With planting season just weeks away, news of the coronavirus has farmers wondering what to expect in the marketplace and how it …
Many farmers are in loan renewal season with their lending institutions, and the term working capital will be a part of conversations.
Farmers are more optimistic than they have been since 2015. Of course, that’s not saying a lot.