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As the end of the year approaches, don’t miss the opportunity to prepare your agribusiness for the upcoming year and for the tax season. Whether you want to diversify or grow your operation in the new year, taking a step back and assessing your operation and its long-term financial health is a critical step in planning for 2019. The tax filing deadline for Federal Income Tax Returns is Monday, April 15, 2019, so now is the perfect time to begin organizing your receipts and financial paperwork to kick-start the new year on the right foot. In this article we discuss three key steps to prepare your agribusiness for year-end, as well as tax tips to keep in mind during filing season.

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Cow-calf producers can easily become complacent with their type of cattle and management style. Complacency, however, sometimes prevents the capture of premium prices for feeder calves.

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In the first article in this two-part series, I focused on the leadership, parenting and mentoring required by parents from birth of their children to the time they do or do not return to the ranch or farm business.

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Many ranchers struggle to remain profitable. After all, cattle are an agricultural commodity, so prices fluctuate based on national or global supply and demand. While these prices naturally fluctuate, the cost of fuel and equipment tends to steadily rise over time.

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This article is the first in a two-part series.

I meet ranchers and farmers who are in the fifth or even sixth generation. I have met a few with double-digit generations.

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Can you download an app that will raise financially savvy kids? I would say, more than likely, no. In today’s educational system, many kids can’t or won’t take courses in banking, personal finance or budgeting.

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