Farm Financial Planning is Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's farm financial analysis program. The program helps you evaluate your farm business and determine whether or not a change is desirable. It provides an in-depth plan for the farm business so operators and lenders can make decisions for the future.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has the resources and tools to help farmers make informed decisions when it comes to the economic management of their farm business.
Interpreting a soil report can seem like a daunting task to do yourself but it does not have to be.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act preserved like-kind exchange treatment for real property, but eliminated it for personal property. Today, we take an initial look at what that means for farmers or other taxpayers looking to trade equipment or livestock in 2018.
Getting an agricultural land loan requires a wealth of information, and it is invaluable for a borrower to know what a lender is looking for. AgAmerica Lending’s Chief Credit Officer, Jackie Toenes lends her considerable expertise in explaining the 5 Cs of Credit and how they apply to land lending below.
The Whole Farm Revenue Protection (WFRP) plan is designed to provide crop insurance to diverse specialty crop farmers. It is intended to provide protection across all farming enterprises including livestock, specialty crops and aquaculture.
Taxes can be complicated. Adding in a Schedule F is necessary for tax purposes if you are claiming income from your farming operation, no matter how small.This article provides a general overview of Schedule F (Form 1040), the backbone of federal farm income and expense reporting for sole proprietors.
Whether you are a new acreage owner or have enjoyed a lifetime in the country, chances are you are one of the many acreage landowners who have never heard of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. While we help farmers with larger scale conservation issues and livestock management concerns, many of the same principles can be applied at the acreage level.
Obtaining enough capital to pursue a career in production agriculture can be challenging, but the Iowa Agricultural Development Division (IADD) has programs designed to assist Iowa beginning farmers in overcoming these obstacles.