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Manage employees, analyze yield drivers, explore forage markets, become more confident in preparing farm financial statements, and untangle farm succession issues.

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Carbon is one of the most abundant chemical elements, forming millions of compounds including carbon dioxide (CO2), carbon monoxide, etc. Carbon occurs in all known forms of organic life and is a component of fossil fuels.

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In the first days of the new year, resolutions for change can be a bit of a hot topic. In the first month of the new year, the majority of these resolutions fail.

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Discounts offered by input suppliers offer an opportunity to manage farm costs. Seed pricing can be difficult to evaluate; a producer must weigh early pay discounts, volume discounts and base prices.

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Climate can be defined as the long-term average of weather. Weather is the largest source of variability with respect to annual crop yield variation.

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Most of the hay produced in the Southeast for feeding livestock is packaged as large, round bales. During the winter, hay becomes a valuable commodity to provide nutrients to livestock.

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Many farm families have wrestled with this issue. Complicating it more is much of the farm’s value is tied up in the land, livestock and equipment. Often there is very little cash, life insurance or retirement plans to use for balancing it out. If the farm is split, will there still be enough critical mass to survive?

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