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The Farmer’s Guide to Tax Preparation

Year-end farm tax season is upon us.

The end of the year and the start of a new one represents a time when farmers and ranchers begin preparing for the imminent tax season as the deadline to file taxes for small agribusiness owners is April 15th. Getting a head-start on tax preparation for your farm can result in more deductions that equal less taxable income and more savings in the coming year.

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2020 Year in Review: Top Five Events for U.S. Agriculture

Looking back on the trials and triumphs of 2020.

The start of this decade has been an eventful one, abundant with unforeseen moments unlike anything we’ve experienced together as a nation before—a global pandemic combined with an abnormal amount of severe weather events and topped off with an influential presidential election that will set us up for the road ahead in 2021.
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Balancing Agricultural Supply and Demand

Why is supply and demand management important and how does it impact farm profits?

Imagine a food system that balances the needs of everyone including farmers, workers, processors, distributors, and retailers while providing nutritious and affordable food for every community. This concept is ambitious, but it isn’t out of our reach. It begins with an open discussion on legislative and trade reform that prioritizes the establishment of a stable and resilient family farm economy while continuing to meet the needs of consumers all over the world.

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Top Five Consumer Behavior Shifts in 2020

Farmers and ranchers have shown remarkable tenacity as they’ve adapted to historic disruption.

This year has been one filled with exceptional events and challenges for American farmers, ranging from logistical bottlenecks on our nation’s food supply to a global pandemic impacting the lives of more than 13 million Americans.Read More

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How 2020 Events Have Shaped the U.S. Turkey Market

Thanksgiving is going to look a lot different for many this year—including American turkey farmers.

The recent resurgence in COVID-19 cases is anticipated to lead to a sharp reduction in large family gatherings. As people may be more apprehensive to travel for the holidays or attend larger events, consumer behavior is shifting in an unpredictable way and turkey farmers are having to adapt to meet the changing demand.Read More

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Benefits of On-Farm Crop Storage

U.S. crop production is growing and farm storage needs to grow with it.

Crop storage is a perpetual balancing act each year for American farmers and 2020 is no exception. The importance of a strong and resilient domestic food supply is at the forefront of this year with on-farm crop storage a vital component of its fruition.

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Best Cover Crops for Each U.S. Region

What are cover crops and how can they benefit your ag operation?

Plants are considered cover crops when they are used to protect and replenish soil. Cover cropping systems have been around for decades but have grown in popularity as more research is done regarding its many benefits. Further research has also reiterated the importance of taking regional differences into consideration during the implementation process.

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Key Agricultural Policy Issues for 2020 Election

What issues matter most this year for American farmers and where does each administration stand?

Nearly 70 percent of Americans believe the 2020 presidential election will be the most important election in their lifetime, according to a recent poll. This year’s election is shaping up to be one of the most historic elections in U.S. history and agriculture is central to many key issues.Read More

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