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All issues concerning Small Farms, Agriculture, Local Food Systems, and the Natural Resources.

Rapid Corn Planting Progress, But Well Below the Record Pace

Posted by Myla Munro Ringler -

The USDA's weekly Crop Progress report indicated that 43 percent of the U.S. corn acreage was planted during the week ended May 19, 2013. In terms of percentage of acreage planted, that equaled the record progress for the week ended May 10, 1992. In 1992, 79.3 million acre...

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Updating your Estate and Succession Plan

Posted by Myla Munro Ringler -

The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) addressed many of the tax issues concerning taxpayers. ATRA made permanent many of the tax provisions that were scheduled to expire. For example, it provided a permanent exemption amount for the alternative minimum tax (AMT) and, more importantly, it indexed it for inflation. In the estate tax a...

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