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Year-End Financial Check-Up

We recently interviewed Larry Labowski, loan officer with AgChoice Farm Credit. A year-end financial check-up has many benefits for farm businesses. Larry discussed what should be included in a year...

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Tax Planning for Unique Situations

We recently interviewed Dave Fleming, accounting officer with AgChoice Farm Credit. Farm taxes have many nuances, especially in a year like 2020, and Dave discusses tax planning strategies for farmers...

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Hidden Cost of Prepayment Penalties

We recently interviewed Kurt Beshore, loan officer with AgChoice Farm Credit. Kurt discusses prepayment penalties, including what they are and how to avoid the hidden costs associated with them...

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Consumers and the Economy

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University During a recent webcast, a listener asked, “Are we officially in a recession?” Typically, the government...

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Land Appraisal 101

We recently interviewed Nick Pease, chief appraiser with AgChoice Farm Credit. As the fifth podcast in the series The Country Life: Buying Land, Nick discussed appraisals and their role in the land...

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The "Big Three" of Tax Planning

Kenny Nearhoof, Accounting Officer The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) – you have likely heard about or...

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What's a Credit Score? Why is it Important?

We recently interviewed Ryan Davis, director of credit administration with AgChoice Farm Credit. As the third podcast in the series The Country Life: Buying Land, Ryan discussed the basics of credit...

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