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Ag Economy

Make Agriculture Count! The 2022 USDA Census of Agriculture

Chris Laughton

The ag census is the most reliable source of information on U.S. agriculture and provides extremely valuable information. If you receive a form, we encourage you to fill it out to make sure agriculture is counted! Following are a few frequently asked questions we’ve received from our customers.


January 26, 2023

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
USDA Emergency Relief Programs for Producers

Emergency Relief Program (ERP) phase one closed on December 16, 2022. Phase two opened on January 23rd and runs through June 2, 2023. The funds appropriated by Congress will be distributed through the Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP) and the ERP. Regarding ELRP, the Farm Service Agency will release more information once they have finished its analysis on the 2021 drought and wildfire impacts on livestock producers.

January 31, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Key Insights for Dairy Producers to Consider for 2021 Planning

Dr. Marin Bozic of the University of Minnesota recently presented a webinar that analyzed 2020's impact on dairy markets, looked at current and future dairy markets and discussed risk management strategies for the coming year. 

December 08, 2020

Business Tips and Tools
Five Things to Consider when Starting a New Ag Business

Understanding the opportunities and obstacles before beginning a new business is key to success. FarmStart advisor Samantha Stoddard dives into critical questions entrepreneurs should ask themselves before making the leap.

October 20, 2020

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Business Tips and Tools
Happy 'Get Smart About Credit' Day!

Today is Get Smart About Credit Day! Senior Loan Officer, Jason Hoagland, prepares you for the loan application process by going over the 5 Cs of credit: Character, Capital, Capacity, Conditions and Collateral.

October 15, 2020

Business Tips and Tools
Understanding Producer Price Differential on your Milk Check

The dairy industry has been impacted by many factors during COVID-19, but perhaps the largest is the uncertainty in milk price. Gregg McConnell explains some basics about milk price, Producer Price Differential and producer premiums.

July 10, 2020

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