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MANAGEMENT

Read how to improve your supervision of employees, financial matters, identification and record keeping. Learn more about land use issues that affect your operation.

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As the 2016 fall calf run quickly approaches, cow-calf producers and stocker producers alike have business decisions ahead of them. The fall calf marketing period is usually full bore in October and November, which means many cow-calf producers will soon be able to calculate 2016 profits or losses.

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Child labor laws help ensure that workplace responsibilities and conditions for minors are safe. Because many farmers and ranchers employ minors to help with various agricultural tasks, it is critical that producers be aware of these laws and know what children can and cannot do.

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In May, the USDA provided an update on the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Media headlines from this announcement were something along the lines of “USDA adds more than 800,000 acres to program.”

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Our K-12 and college students are starting another year of their educations. You will soon see announcements for winter educational sessions. In this article we stop and reflect on “learning.” In order to look ahead, let’s first look back.

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The Census of Agriculture is conducted every five years and always provides a look at some interesting data. Although it’s a survey, a quick look at the numbers over time can help us begin to understand some trends that might be headed our way.

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As a financial adviser to agricultural families for 25 years, it has been my observation that very few ranchers have any significant dollars in retirement plans when they retire.

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