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Friday, November 8,2013

Health insurance: play or pay?

by DTN
The “play or pay” lingo is a dilemma facing large employers on the question of providing health insurance. For those with 50 or more employees, there is the messy choice of maintaining employee health insurance under stringent rules (play) or eventually incur a $2,000 penalty per employee for not offering coverage (pay).

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Friday, November 8,2013

Outsource your agronomist?

by DTN
Farmers could outsource their agronomists in the near future, if weather insurer Climate Corporation succeeds in its latest product launch. Unlike traditional on-site crop advisers and field scouts, these agronomic experts include a team of PhDs with degrees in statistics, physics and applied math.

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Friday, November 1,2013

CFTC passes rules to keep another MF Global from happening

by DTN
It’s the residual interest provision—a section of commodities law that states one customer’s excess margin can’t be used to cover another’s deficit—that was at the heart of the controversy. CFTC softened the language and phased in the reporting requirements, which the commissioners believe less en.

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Friday, October 18,2013

Mexico genetically engineered corn ban limited

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“We [DuPont Pioneer] do not ‘market’ or sell transgenic seed in Mexico today, because it hasn’t been approved for commercial cultivation. Any Pioneer GMO products in Mexico are planted in strict accordance with the regulatory framework put in place by the government,” a spokes man.

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Friday, October 11,2013

Drought-weary farmers pump up land values

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It sounds counter-intuitive, but Great Plains irrigated farmland—not old reliable standards, like Iowa and Illinois—has been appreciating at the fastest warp speed the last few years.

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Friday, October 4,2013

No sticker shock here

by DTN
Wittman and his family partners also feel an obligation to make sure their farm’s 15 year-round and part-time employees aren’t bankrupted should they or their families become sick. That means the Wittmans were first in line Oct.

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Friday, September 20,2013

Money-saving ideas for small agricultural estates

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Not all farm estates are super-sized. But even if your net worth falls below the $5.25-million-per-person federal estate tax exemption—or the $4 million that triggers some estate or inheritance state taxes— smart planning can save thousands of dollars in estate settlement costs.

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Friday, September 6,2013

Grass-Fed beef growing pains

by DTN
A grass-fed beef ranch manager from Maui, HI, swapped grazing techniques with a ranching couple from northeastern Kansas.

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Friday, August 23,2013

Double-cropping can help lower winter feed costs

by DTN
Smith said the idea came from a colleague who took part in a grazing conference. The first trial was in a personal garden, where oats were planted in July and August to see if they would grow enough for forage. A beef producer later planted 30-40 acres on Aug.

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Friday, August 16,2013

Experts: Lots of variables in Zilmax ban's long-term impact

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“As far as real market impact, it’s going to depend upon whether anybody follows suit,” DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington said. “If Tyson’s all alone out there, it’s probably not going to have a huge market impact. On the other hand, if JBS, National and Cargill all get on the same page, well, then that will have ripples.

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