How to Strengthen Your Bank Pitch for a Farm Operating Loan
Times are getting tougher in the ag economy. Weather risks, price fluctuations, local and regional challenges, rising equipment and input co..
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Are You Prepared for Combine Fire Season?
Combine fires cause more than $20 million in property damage each year and put the health and safety of farm workers at risk. Marty Huseman ..
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2019 Crop Year—Overcoming Prevented Planting and Other..
The Gift That Keeps On Giving Obviously, the buzz words in the grain belt this year are “prevented planting” (PP). However, the weather chal..
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CEO to Family Farms: "Get Better Before You Get Bigger"
One of my all-time favorite rules of thumb is, “Get better before you get bigger.” Once farms build a strong foundation, they can grow, dive..
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Family Farms LLC Appoints Jeff Haferkamp as CEO
Jeff Haferkamp was selected by the Family Farms, LLC Board of Directors to serve as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. ..
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2019 FamilyFarms Group Summer Conference Recap
The 2019 FamilyFarms Group Summer Conference, with the theme “Explore. Discover. Innovate.” was held in St. Charles, Missouri, on July 15–18..
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Help! I Have Too Much 2019 Grain Sold.
This is the main premise of questions Midwest producers are asking this year:
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4 Best Practices for Farm Safety
During busy seasons, farm safety can take a backseat to other business priorities critical to success. However, safety needs to be part of y..
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Market Facilitation Program Details
On July 25, 2019, USDA announced more details of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), a $16 billion-dollar package created to assist produ..
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Farm Service Agency (FSA) Substantive Change Rules Updates
On July 17, 2019 the FSA issued Notice PL-283 which provide clarification and updates around the applicability of Substantive Change for 201..
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Hiring the Right People When You Need Them
Your farm needs to hire someone right now!
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How Can You Retain Quality Farm Employees?
Of the many struggles FamilyFarms Group members face in the agricultural industry, how to attract and retain quality employees is at the top..
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Get Personalized Guidance for Any Family Farm with..
Family Farms has always worked to keep families on the farm. While our mission and core values remain the same, our new CEO, Shari Rogge-Fid..
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Crop Sales Considerations—Grain Elevator Programs
For a number of important reasons, Family Farms, LLC recommends working closely with a crop sales advisor. Nonetheless, a producer must be c..
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Blockchain—Building Trust in the Food Supply Chain
As food security becomes more and more important to consumers, “blockchain” has become one of the hottest buzzwords in agricultural markets...
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How to Successfully Manage Farm Debt
To effectively manage your farm debt, all pertinent financial information must be current. When assessing your farm’s debt, be sure you’re a..
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