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The Joys of Winter Travel (NOT)!

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February 18th, 2014

I was supposed to end up in Minneapolis today.  As you can probably tell from my heading, I am not there yet.  As usual, I was up at about 3:30 this morning, ate breakfast and then packed my bags for a three-day trip to Minneapolis, then St. Louis and finally Kansas City on Friday and home […]

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The Joys of Winter Travel

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January 5th, 2014

Welllllll. The plan was to catch the 7 am flight today from Pasco arriving in St. Louis at 2:30 pm central time. As you expect with the big snow storms hitting the Midwest and East that did not happen. I actually made it to Minneapolis on time and walked over to my gate for my […]

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Ames Tax School

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December 17th, 2013

Today, David Repp and I presented our last session of the ISU Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation Farm and Urban Tax School.  I am looking forward to teaching the class today since this appears to be the largest attendance at over 300 attendees. Yesterday, I did some taping of tax tidbits for the American Angus […]

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Sunrise In Cabo!

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December 4th, 2013

No true update today, just decided to post a nice photo of the Cabo sunrise that my wife took this morning.  I must admit that this vacation is messing with my sleep habits.  I am normally up around 4 am each day and on this trip I almost feel like that is when I am […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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November 27th, 2013

From all of us at the CliftonLarsonAllen family, we wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving.  This is the time of season to reflect on all of the things to be thankful for and I know one of my reasons is all of the readers of the FarmCPAToday blog.  Make sure not to eat too much tomorrow […]

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Day 2 & 3 of the NW Co-Op Council Meetings

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November 21st, 2013

David Enquist from our Moses Lake, Washington office is providing the following recap of day 2 and 3 of the NW Co-Op Council annual meeting. Days 2 had presentations focusing on succession planning, reputation management, talent management, and an awards banquet. The succession and talent management presentations tied in very well together as properly identifying […]

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Day 1 of the NW Co-op Council Meeting

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November 19th, 2013

The following post was written by David Enquist from our Moses Lake, Washington office.  The original plan was for me to be in Portland yesterday with him, but I ended up in Michigan and then to top it off, the plane out of Detroit was a late plus a strong head-wind meant I missed the flight […]

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New Water Rules Coming?

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November 14th, 2013

We now have a new Food Safety Modernization Act which was primarily a response to the multiple break-outs of E Coli food poisoning over the last few years.  The FDA is proposing many new Regulations in response to the new Act.  Part of these regulations pertain to water sources used by farmers to irrigate their crops.  […]

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Corn Harvest is Winding Down

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November 11th, 2013

On Saturday, I spent all day with my friends Ken and Mary McCauley and their son Brad in NE Kansas helping them finish up corn harvest.  They were down to about three or four days to go.  The crops got in late and it had been slow going since yields were good and the weather […]

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For Our CPA Readers

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October 1st, 2013

The AICPA is presenting an Agriculture Conference next May in Austin, Texas. Here is a link to sign up for the conference. I am one of the committee members tasked with designing and putting on the conference and I believe that whether you have a tax or assurance background, there is something there for everyone with […]

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