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Nov 28, 2014
But before you pack it all in, consider scouting your wheat fields one last time this fall. A thorough walkthrough of young winter wheat stands can help you troubleshoot your planting system, plan for the spring, and maybe even earn that second helping of Thanksgiving leftovers.
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Nov 28, 2014
Take the Brazilian boom town of Sorriso, Mato Grosso, which stood on the northernmost edge of the state’s soybean frontier 15 years ago. It is as remote from the Atlantic port terminals as North Dakota is from Pacific Northwest ports, but back then, visiting U.
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Nov 7, 2014
Here we are two months from the end of the year, ready to tackle those critical year-end tax projections, and we still don’t know the depreciation rules for 2014. Soon Congress will finally address the so-called “extenders.
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Oct 31, 2014
You indicate in your question that you do not speculate, but that may not be accurate tax terminology. The tax law characterizes regulated futures accounts as either hedging or speculation. Hedging is defined as a contract that provides price protection for your physical position in your cattle business.
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Oct 31, 2014
The company’s two genetically-engineered corn traits aren’t approved for import in China, and Chinese rejections of U.S. corn and dried distiller grains (DDG) containing the Viptera trait (MIR 162) have set off an industry firestorm. Most recently, the seed company is facing legal action—a lawsuit from grain company Cargill Inc.
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Oct 31, 2014
“Though scientists have been promoting the production and usage of GMO crops, public media has brought a lot of discussion on the safety issue of GMO food, and most of the information from it was negative,” said Guanghui Xie, a professor at China Agricultural University.
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Oct 17, 2014
Individuals who buy health insurance through an exchange furnish an estimate of their income, and the exchange then subsidizes their monthly insurance premium. The greater the estimated income, the lower the subsidy. After 1040 actual income is computed, the advance subsidy is adjusted up or down as an additional 1040 tax or refund.
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Oct 3, 2014
First of all, the young couple will insist on a legal transfer of title. There is a deed to record that is on public record. When the closing does occur, the title company or attorney will file a 1099 tax form to the IRS, which is required on real estate sales transactions.
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Sep 19, 2014
Route 66 stretches across the high desert and through to valleys on the other side of the San Bernardino Mountains before blending into the weaving interstates and highways of greater Los Angeles. Any reflection of the old highway heading to Santa Monica Pier gets lost in the intensity of daily Los Angeles interstate traffic.
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Sep 19, 2014
Speaking to reporters after a Growth Energy event, Vilsack said the conversation took place in Buffett’s Omaha office and that Buffett had noted that the BNSF railroad, in which he is a major investor, has made commitments to improve service and the railroad’s infrastructure.
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Sep 19, 2014
In a letter written by Tim Luken, Manager of Oahe Grain in Onida, SD, and presented at the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) recent rail hearing, Luken stated, “I have sold very little small grain into the market due to not knowing when I will be receiving cars to ship out in a timely manner.
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Sep 19, 2014
If a small employer has been providing group coverage and the group premiums remain affordable for that employer, there is no reason to change. Further, the employer and employee continue to be free to negotiate any split of the premium costs.
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Sep 19, 2014
Most Midwest crop producers fixate on February futures prices. That’s the month when market averages set the bulk of federal crop insurance guarantees for the coming growing season. But Luke Smith, a partner in his family’s Rochester, IN, grain operation and commercial elevator, thinks outside that February timeframe.
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Sep 12, 2014
The checkoff is overseen by the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB), but it is essentially run by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NC- BA). The Beef Board approved a $40.2 million budget for fiscal year 2015 at its summer meeting, down 2.
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Sep 12, 2014
Livestock, poultry and food companies have called for eliminating the Renewable Fuel Standard for nearly a decade based on the notion that ethanol-induced higher corn prices were the cause of rising food prices.
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Sep 12, 2014
stocks being sent to China, DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom said ending stocks shouldn’t be as large as the 140 mb USDA projected in August. That fact is playing out in the futures spreads and U.S. basis market. The national average basis is $1.55 over the November contract, but “U.
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Sep 5, 2014
A recent Kansas State University feeding trial showed that lower application rates in ammoniation can be effective when feeding low quality forage with wet distillers grains (WDG), according to Justin Waggoner, Beef Systems Specialist for Kansas State University Research and Extension.
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Sep 5, 2014
The comprehensive tax reforms under discussion in Washington include a subject of great importance to farmers—the cash method of accounting. The cash method is used by many taxpayers in addition to farmers, specifically service businesses and professional practices.
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Aug 22, 2014
The tax law defines a hedge as a transaction in the normal course of business to minimize the risk of price change with respect to inventory or supplies. This requires a producer to have a hedging position that’s opposite the physical position on the farm and within normal production ranges.


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