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    July 27th, 2015


    Organic, Conventional or GMO

    The Federal Reserve of Kansas City just had their annual Ag Symposium about two weeks ago.  One of the presentations was by Jill McCluskey, a professor at Washington State University on the demographic trends and consumer preferences regarding food.  The highlights of her presentation were as follows: Processed and fast food is the old trend – Farmers’ […]

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    July 20th, 2015


    Me and the Case IH 9230

    My cousins farm in Walla Walla County and this year they had purchased a two year-old Case IH 9230.  This is a Class 9 combine and the only one bigger from Case IH is the new 9240.  Wheat harvest is about two weeks early this year and normally I would operate the combine for a couple days in early […]

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    June 11th, 2015


    Being a Tourist

    Today is the first day of the farm income and estate tax planning seminar in Findley Lake, New York.  I have posted on these set of seminars before, but today’s post will be on my wife, Patty and I being tourists yesterday at Niagara Falls. My wife and I had never been to this part […]

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    May 28th, 2015


    USDA Announces New “Conservation Client Gateway”

    One of the things most dreaded by almost everyone is the trip to the local DMV to get their driver’s license.  You walk in the door grab #72 and realize that the current number is #48 and you have a long wait ahead of you. For most farmers, the trip to their local FSA office […]

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    May 14th, 2015


    Where’s Waldo (Paul)?

    My children used to like to take a look at the books featuring “Where’s Waldo?”.  My four boys would race to see who could find him first (they usually beat mom and dad to it too).  Once I started doing more traveling, many of my staff will now ask “Where’s Waldo/Paul?”.  So this post will […]

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    May 6th, 2015


    2015 AICPA Ag Conference

    As chairman of the 2015 AICPA Ag Conference, I would like to personally invite all of our readers to this event.  It will be held on Monday July 13, 2015 to Wednesday, July 15, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. On Monday, Chris Hesse and myself will do an all-day optional workshop on farm taxation .  This session will […]

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    January 5th, 2015


    STRESS Equals Wedding

    Normally, the mother of the bride would be feeling the most stress at a wedding.  My oldest son got married on Saturday January 3, 2015 (and he definitely married up) and somehow my wife had no stress for this wedding and transferred it all over to me.  First, on the day before the wedding, my wife […]

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    December 24th, 2014


    Merry Christmas – 2014

    I would like to extend our wishes to everyone for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I have traveled to almost all of the continents and I can safely say that our country enjoys more “gifts” than almost any other country in the world and we should be thankful for it every day. […]

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    December 1st, 2014


    Update on Seminars

    Today, I begin my 18 day trip to the Midwest to give many seminars before I fly home (maybe) on Thursday December 18.  I had previously posted my schedule which you can find here, but wanted to update a couple of items. On Wednesday December 17 I will be doing a farm bill seminar for […]

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    December 1st, 2014


    A Little Recognition

    Our blog got voted one of the 50 best accounting blogs for 2014 by Accounting Degree Review.  It is always nice to get some recognition, however, what is more important is that there are 49 other accounting related blogs listed that may be of interest to our readers.  I would suggest looking through the list […]

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