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  • What’s Your Farm Ratios

      As advisors, we see many business and farm financial statements through out the year.  Most of the successful farm businesses have several key financial ratios in common.  Even though each farm business is different, it is surprising how these ratios tend to be in the same range for each business. These key ratios that […]

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  • Farmville is not Farming

    Facebook has a game called Farmville that has become very popular.  When my wife first started playing the game, I almost thought I was going to have to get her some treatment for her addiction.  I would constantly get messages from Facebook asking me to do something for her Farmville game.  The first couple of […]

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  • The 3 P’s of Succession Planning

    As advisors, we are actively involved in succession planning for farmers and other businesses.  This is usually a long process and will change over time and as the generations involved grow and mature, their goals will usually change. There are three main goals related to this planning: Protect – The primary goal of any succession […]

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  • Farmers are Blogging

    I have enjoyed doing my blog for about a year now and have now started to see some farmers using a blog to communicate with their landlords, neighbors, bankers and others that might be interested. Reading the latest issue of Successful Farming, I noted an article on the Martin Family Farms in Logan County, Illinois.   The title […]

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  • Some Steps to a Farm Transition

    Having just recently returned from my taping for the Legacy Project on farm succession planning, I will be trying to do several posts over the next few weeks on this very important subject. Elizabeth Williams from the DTN/Progressive Farmer had a very good post on the five steps needed for the farm transition.  The article […]

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  • When no Estate Tax is a Bad Thing – Part Two

    I received two excellent comments on my post from Monday of this week regarding the cost to some farm families of not having an estate tax for this year.  The comments had additional information which is all applicable for this year.  The main intent of my post was to let farm families know that without […]

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  • My First TV Appearance

    Just wanted to give all of my readers a heads up that I will be appearing on the Leave a Legacy TV show this Thursday morning (the 25th).  It will generally take the place of AgDay and you may want to check your local listings for time.  You will also be able to view it […]

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  • When No Estate Tax is a Bad Thing

    Most farmers are assuming that since there is no estate tax for 2010, that this must be a good thing for all taxpayers.  The reality is that many farmers may end up paying more in taxes than under the law in effect for 2009.  This is due to the fact that carryover basis will no […]

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  • Hog Odors Raise a Stink

    For those people living in rural areas, the smells associated with hogs, cows, etc. can be a nuisance.  Usually most people grin and bear it, however, there are many times when they try to do something about it. The High Plains Midwest Ag Journal recently reported on a civil trial filed in Kansas City regarding […]

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  • Farmland Values Are Up in Kansas City Region

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City puts out a quarterly review of credit conditions in their region.  This region covers Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and most of the Mountain States.  I try to give you a recap when it comes out since the information is both timely and interesting. The most recent report for […]

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