We all know the importance of reviewing your business’s tax position in “good times,” but what about the “bad times?” Managing your taxes is a critically important piece of the financial planning process in any given year.
One of the challenges in discussing and measuring agritourism is defining it. Are all farm-based retail operations considered “agritourism,” or merely those which offer farm experiences beyond simply purchasing farm products? The boundaries of agritourism activities remains difficult and are discussed further in this article.
According to mainstream views, the Northeast’s short growing season limits the ability of the region to meet consumer demand for year-round, locally grown produce. However, the rapid emergence of Controlled Environment Agriculture enterprises is challenging this view. Dr. Jie Li and Dr. Miguel Gomez of Cornell University's Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management discuss the growth and economic viability of this emerging system.
The weather is probably the most important reason for price volatility in any given year. However, lots of other factors can also play a role. Dr. Patrick Westhoff, Director of the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri-Columbia, discusses grain supply and demand factors in this 2018 outlook.