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  • Touch Base at the Van Trump Conference

    I am in the Midwest this week and will be speaking at the Van Trump Conference in Kansas City on Wednesday. If any of our readers are there, please make sure to let me know.

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  • Get a Deduction for Donation of Raised Farm Products

    Farmers usually get no deduction for donating farm products. However, there is a special provision that allows a deduction of 50% of the fair market value of the farm product in certain situations.

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  • Current Year Apple Projections and Data in Thus Far

    Washington Farmers are estimating the current apple harvest to produce 133 million boxes of apples which is up 15% from last year.  Washington is the number one apple producer with New York being far behind in second place.

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  • My Weekend of Riding/Driving Combines

    I spent the weekend riding/driving combines. This is my idea of a good time.

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    An Updated Look and New Email Alerts

    Just like the kids get new clothes for back to school, our blog got a fresh look for fall! Subscribers: keep an eye out for email alerts. They are going to look a little different (and might get caught in your spam folder).

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  • Why Farming Is Great

    Last week, my wife and I attended the annual Farm Financial Standards Council meeting in beautiful Ranchester, Wyoming (just north of Sheridan).  The meeting was hosted by the Padlock Ranch and they did a great job of providing a meeting site and dinner and lunch.  I even got to rope a calf (it was a […]

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  • FAFSA Reporting Changes

    I get many phone calls during the year regarding the reporting of income tax data for FAFSA purposes in order for a child to get financial aid.  Many times these phones calls lead to heartburn for both the client and myself.  The parent wants to get the data into the college as soon as possible to pin […]

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  • A Survey on FarmCPAToday

    We have been doing this blog for over 6 years now and we have never asked for any formal feedback regarding the blog.  We continue to get many emails regarding various posts, but we are now asking for your input on how we can improve the blog, etc. We have created a very short survey […]

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  • The New American Farmer?

    A farmer friend of mine sent me the attached photo of him and his daughter riding the combine together. After seeing the photo, it brought back many fond memories of growing up on a farm that most non-farm children never get to enjoy such as: As a little boy, riding on the combine, Caterpillar D-4 […]

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  • Wow!

    I have been doing the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour for six years now.  The first two in the West, the next three in the East (including last years bumper crop) and this year in the West.  Until today, the most samples I ever saw on one route over 200 bushels was last year through […]

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