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04/18/2019
To Find a Pigweed

Can you identify Palmer amaranth plants when they are still small enough to kill?

04/18/2019
Pushing Back on Oil Refiners

With Renewable Identification Numbers costing as little as 8 cents per gallon, the head of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association said it doesn't make sense for EPA to grant more than three dozen applications for small-refinery exemptions to the 2018 RFS obligated volume.

04/18/2019
Taxlink

Some business owners have downsized their vehicles only to discover they can't fully depreciate/expense the purchase. Here are the rules under tax law for depreciating a vehicle used for business purposes.

04/17/2019
Missouri River Floods Debate

Officials from the Corps of Engineers on Wednesday testified that flood protection remains their top priority, but senators were skeptical after hearing repeatedly about other Corps management functions on the Missouri River. Still, serious questions remain over whether the Corps' actions could have stopped last month's flooding or contributed to it.

04/17/2019
Property Taxes on the Farm

Farm income might have fallen after the 2012 Ag Census, but new numbers from 2017 show farmers and ranchers collectively paid $2 billion more in property taxes in 2017 compared to five years earlier.

04/17/2019
Connect

Digital analysis is not new to agriculture. What is changing is the ability to wirelessly pull an immense pile of data points from a farming operation, analyze it and act upon it, all with the power of a handheld tablet or cellphone.

04/16/2019
Cash Market Moves

A recent study released on the condition of U.S. bridges showed some degree of progress in addressing the structural shortfalls but much more needs to be done, especially in the rural areas.

04/16/2019
FCC Details 5G Expansion

Late this year, the FCC will auction off next-generation mobile broadband that will boost consumer technology. To help expand rural broadband, the FCC also will create a new $20.4 billion Rural Digital Opportunity Fund at the agency.

04/16/2019
USDA Weekly Crop Progress

Corn planting, which was equal to the average pace in last Monday's USDA NASS Crop Progress report, fell behind the five-year average in this week's report, and spring wheat planting fell further behind the average pace.