One of the more favorable estate-planning techniques is the transfer of minority shares in either the farm operation entity or the land-holding entity. A direct transfer of land to a son, a daughter or anyone else in th
Newly proposed IRS regulations aiming to eliminate discounts used in popular types of estate planning could result in higher taxes for farmers who transfer ownership of their business to the next generation. That'
Farmers hoping to use drones to locate lost livestock or monitor trouble spots in their fields were disappointed by what they say are overly restrictive commercial drone rules proposed Sunday by the Federal Aviation Adm
Despite a recent public relations campaign through Missouri farm country to attempt to calm the waters about the proposed changes to the definition of "Waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act, the EPA con
Post-calving diseases like retained placenta, milk fever, ketosis and mastitis all can delay the establishment of a cow's next pregnancy. Many of these conditions also have been shown to be linked, with the incide
During the Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Denver last week, participants heard of a potential voluntary, incentive-based program for tracing calves and feeder cattle. Jim Collins, director of industry relations wi