Industry News from 2019

To Find a Pigweed

04/18/19

Can you identify Palmer amaranth plants when they are still small enough to kill?

Pushing Back on Oil Refiners

04/18/19

With Renewable Identification Numbers costing as little as 8 cents per gallon, the head of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association said it doesn't make sense for EPA to grant more than three dozen applications for small-refinery exemptions to the 2018 RFS obligated volume.

Taxlink

04/18/19

Some business owners have downsized their vehicles only to discover they can't fully depreciate/expense the purchase. Here are the rules under tax law for depreciating a vehicle used for business purposes.

Missouri River Floods Debate

04/17/19

Officials from the Corps of Engineers on Wednesday testified that flood protection remains their top priority, but senators were skeptical after hearing repeatedly about other Corps management functions on the Missouri River. Still, serious questions remain over whether the Corps' actions could have stopped last month's flooding or contributed to it.

Property Taxes on the Farm

04/17/19

Farm income might have fallen after the 2012 Ag Census, but new numbers from 2017 show farmers and ranchers collectively paid $2 billion more in property taxes in 2017 compared to five years earlier.

Connect

04/17/19

Digital analysis is not new to agriculture. What is changing is the ability to wirelessly pull an immense pile of data points from a farming operation, analyze it and act upon it, all with the power of a handheld tablet or cellphone.

Cash Market Moves

04/16/19

A recent study released on the condition of U.S. bridges showed some degree of progress in addressing the structural shortfalls but much more needs to be done, especially in the rural areas.

FCC Details 5G Expansion

04/16/19

Late this year, the FCC will auction off next-generation mobile broadband that will boost consumer technology. To help expand rural broadband, the FCC also will create a new $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund at the agency.

USDA Weekly Crop Progress

04/16/19

Corn planting, which was equal to the average pace in last Monday's USDA NASS Crop Progress report, fell behind the five-year average in this week's report, and spring wheat planting fell further behind the average pace.

Listen to the Land - 14

04/15/19

Conservation practices make this niche market fly.

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