A Taxing Situation…

A Taxing Situation…

Yeah, the above is farmers everywhere reading deeper into proposed tax changes coming out of D.C over the past few weeks. Senate Democrats have introduced a tax proposal poised to prevent the estate tax from dying out. The Sensible Taxation and Equity Promotion [STEP]...
Farm Economists This Week:

Farm Economists This Week:

Wednesday’s release of the USDA’s Prospective Plantings report left many in the ag industry with a furrowed brow. Backstory Each March, the USDA sends out surveys to 80,000 farmers with the hope to better understand their planting intentions for the upcoming growing...
The Farm Labor Legislation Hang Up

The Farm Labor Legislation Hang Up

Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a pair of bills aimed at providing legal status for millions of undocumented immigrants. And the ears of farmers, agribiz leaders, and ag policy gurus perked up across the country. Every “dreamer” gets his...
The Dairy Squeeze

The Dairy Squeeze

U.S. dairymen and women dream of the good ole days where market volatility and supply chain snafus were as common as oat milk. But recent economic reports have the industry reflecting on 2020, a rollercoaster of a year. From dumping milk in April to cheering on dairy...