We sometimes attempt to deny reality as a coping mechanism for an issue we simply don’t want to deal with if accepting the reality is too painful. This behavior sometimes exists relative to the economics of dairy farming.
Crop profitability prospects for 2012 are positive for the three major row crops in Ohio. Input costs have increased from last year but high futures prices for 2012 crops allow producers to plan for positive margins for next year. OSU Extension Enterprise Budget projections show positive returns for corn, soybeans and wheat in 2012. OSU [...]
It is critical to get books fully caught up and to project income and expenses through the end of the year — whether your gut tells you the results will look good or not so good.
Some people believe that non-pasteurized milk is healthier than pasteurized milk. I myself wouldn’t care that some people willingly decided to consume raw milk if their choice wouldn’t affect others, myself included. But it does, both financially and from a public safety standpoint.
The Class III price moved from $21.67/cwt in August to $19.07/cwt in September, a drop of $2.60/cwt. Although a Class III price above $19/cwt would have been a high price just a few years ago, this is no longer the case with current feed prices.
A proposal has been made to make revisions in the Fair Labor Standards Act as it relates to the employment of minors on farms. Below is a recent fact sheet from the Department of Labor about the proposed changes. If you employ minors on your farm, read the proposed changes and note the public comment [...]
Hello northeast Ohio. Isn’t autumn a wonderful time? I really love this time of year. The cooler nights, the smells and sights of harvest and the spectacular colors of the leaves all make northeast Ohio a great place to live. Farm tax program Tax practitioners with an interest in farm income taxes will have an [...]
Farming has seen many changes and advancements in technology that has allowed and even encouraged more daughters to think about returning to a business that was once thought of as a ‘man’s business.’
For a dairy farmer, the fall season is a critical time. Within 45 days, all forage should be harvested. For some areas, forage harvest has already been completed for one to two weeks.
Steve, his mom and I drove to the airport in Cleveland June 30 with our oldest son, Austen and put him on an airplane to Selden, Kan. A whole 25 days after graduating from high school, he was off to live a dream he has had since at least the eighth grade, to spend a [...]