FARM BUSINESS NEWS
Klinefelter: By the Numbers
Danny Klinefelter DTN Farm Business Advisor
Thu May 22, 2014 01:25 PM CDT

There continues to be a disconnect between how most innovative, full-time U.S. farmers view their business practices and how small-scale or local food advocates view theirs. Some of you have heard me say this before, but I've seen very little to make me think things are improving. Here's a list of what annoys me most as an agricultural economist who views farming primarily as a business.

1. Demonizing corporate farms vs. family farms. The general press and many farmers equate corporate farming to publicly-owned investor firms. In fact, more than 98% of corporate farms are closely held family businesses set ...

Quick View
  • Dr. Dan Talks Agronomy Can you trim inputs while growing soybeans in 2015? Here's a look at what you can and can't cut.
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • Senior Partners - 1 Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing t...
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
Related News Stories
Minding Ag's Business
Minding Ag's Business
Senior Partners - 1
Ag Interest Rate Snapshot
Louis Dreyfus Remains Private
Louis Dreyfus Remains Private
Sage Grouse Protection Deal Signed
Minding Ag's Business
Non-GM Label Bill Introduced
USDA Defines Actively Engaged