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Reviewing Key 2019 Agricultural Law Developments
January, 2020

As we move into 2020, we're dedicating this post to reviewing important agricultural law developments from the past year. Most of these issues continue to evolve, and we look forward to providing updates as they occur. Happy new year!

Pruning Landscape Trees
January, 2020

Landscape trees need proper care and management throughout their lives, and one of the most important tree management practices is pruning. When done properly, pruning can improve the health and structure of trees, and provide a safer environment for people, pets, and property. Pruning is more than just indiscriminately removing branches. Proper pruning includes knowing which branches to remove, when to do it, and how to minimize damage to the tree.

New Year Is Prime Time to Review Farm Financial Statements
January, 2020

The December edition of Ag Decision Maker links to updated files to help farmers with their net worth statement, farm income statement and financial performance measures.

Produce Growers Should Consider a Budget for Each Crop
January, 2020

Produce growers may not grow the same quantity of product as row crop producers, but tracking the numbers is just as important, if not more so. This Ag Decision Maker article and its corresponding publication outline the importance of good record keeping and offer links to budget worksheets and decision tools.

Iowa Specialty Producers Conference is January 23-24 in Ankeny
January, 2020

The Iowa Specialty Producers Conference Jan. 23-24 is a joint gathering of the Iowa Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association and the Iowa Wine Growers Association.