The Internal Revenue Service will begin accepting and processing 2013 tax returns a little later than usual. But farmers and their tax preparers shouldn’t delay making a start, especially when they might need to deal with issues such as NIIT and the ACA.
Charlotte Meier will continue in county extension post.RELATED CONTENT
Program seeks donations of bred cows to replace October blizzard losses.
With the federal shutdown over, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency will do all it can to help ranchers who lost livestock in the October blizzard, says Aaron Krauter, state executive director of the North Dakota FSA.
Ranchers urged to document losses.RELATED CONTENT
Congress won’t approve a new farm bill before the old one expires Sept. 30, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said Wednesday.RELATED CONTENT
A few areas of the Upper Midwest received modest rains in the past 1½ days, but the precipitation wasn’t widespread and provides little relief overall for the region’s hard-pressed row crops.
The Risk Management Agency has clarified a controversial “normal weather” provision in the federal crop insurance program. Producers and crop insurers said the provision, as written, was unrealistic and confusing.
USDA finds higher cropland, pasture prices, especially in ND; cash rental rates also higher
Japan is buying U.S. western white wheat and soft white wheat again, which can only help American wheat farmers, a veteran wheat marketing official says.
Setting 'fair' farmland rental rates not an easy taskRELATED CONTENT
When I was a kid, my family hayed most of a low, damp meadow. Thickets of willows grew in spots too wet to hay.RELATED CONTENT
This past winter, I attended an area farm conference at which one of the speakers blasted the intelligence and common sense of environmentalists.RELATED CONTENT
OK, Agweek readers, I have a question for you. Which of the following best describes your view of agriculture? A) It’s a business that should be treated like any other business. B) It’s a way of life that should be protected at any cost. C) It’s both a business and a way of life.RELATED CONTENT
Planting, harvesting and marketing a crop isn’t easy. But it’s child’s play compared with writing a new farm bill.RELATED CONTENT
Through the years, I’ve dealt with a lot of successful agriculturalists — and a few who weren’t so successful.
Agriculture has changed in so many ways through the years, and harvest is no exception.
Moisture is both the great friend and great enemy of agriculture. And because agriculture is so important in this part of the world, the amount of moisture we receive has a huge impact on our fields, towns and economy.
Despite what urban folks might think, farmers often disagree among themselves. Everything from proper economic policy to the best brand of tractor is debated, sometimes with logic and sometimes with passion.
Agricultural journalists often are asked about their job and the subject they cover. Here are some of the questions and my responses.