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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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Halftime Report

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University Those of you who have coached sports before understand that the halftime break can be a good time to...

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Tips for Small Farms and Ranches

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University One of the major trends I observe when engaging with the agriculture industry is consolidation at an...

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Managing Through Economic Turbulence

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University As the COVID-19 disruptor spreads throughout the globe and specifically in the United States, it is...

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Wisdom for Well-Being

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University One of the last seminars before my COVID-19 sabbatical off the speaking circuit included a special...

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Lenders' View of Profitable Producers

Dr. David Kohl, Professor Emeritus Agricultural and Applied Economics, Virginia Tech University Much discussion about the attributes that lead to success in business is occurring in the agriculture...

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