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3 key reasons to calculate your farm's cost of production

3 key reasons to calculate your farm's cost of production

10/11/2019

Increased inputs, a competitive global market and competition with larger, more commercial operations. It?s hard to imagine a time when the financial pressures were greater on American farmers. That?s why calculating your costs of production is essential. Doing so can make all the difference between profit, break-even and being in the red.

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3 tips to help your adult children establish strong credit

3 tips to help your adult children establish strong credit

10/17/2019

(BPT) - Today's millennials and Generation Z face starkly different financial realities than their parents did at their age. As a parent of a young adult, how can you help your children understand their financial options to build a foundation for their futures? The first step may be to appreciate where they?re coming from and how their attitudes may differ from yours. Your assumptions about finances based on your experience at their age may no longer hold true. Once you understand your millennial children's situation, you may better be equipped to help them make sound financial decisions.

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Report: Financial fraud is targeting older adults at record levels

Report: Financial fraud is targeting older adults at record levels

10/16/2019

(BPT) - The financial exploitation of older people is a rampant epidemic in America. A recent report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau revealed that each incident of financial fraud cost older adults ages 70 to 79 an average of $45,300. And when the older adult knew the suspect, the average loss rose to about $50,000.

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MN Millennial Farmer: Farmer's resiliency and harvest season challenges

MN Millennial Farmer: Farmer's resiliency and harvest season challenges

10/11/2019

It?s hard to believe that harvest is right around the corner, especially considering the view right now from my office window. It?s currently 40 degrees and raining, and we haven?t turned a wheel yet. 2019 harvest is already shaping up to be one that could test our patience, which seems only fitting for a season that has been trying for so many farmers since the beginning.

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Small business - How ethics can help your bottom line

Small business - How ethics can help your bottom line

10/09/2019

The last thing any company wants is a misstep that hurts the trust it has built with customers. This is especially true for smaller businesses, which may not have the resources to recover from a reputation setback. To prevent mistakes, bad decisions and wrongdoing, smaller businesses can take a proactive approach to developing ethical business leaders and business cultures.

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