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A successful hand-off: Have you started thinking about your farm's succession plan?

A successful hand-off: Have you started thinking about your farm's succession plan?

11/26/2018

When it comes time to start thinking about handing off the farm operation to heirs, finding an experienced succession planner can be difficult. Even if retirement and a hand-off are still well into the distance, it's never too early to start planning and discussing. After all, as farming has taught you many times over, life sometimes has bigger plans, so it's always best to be prepared.

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Go local this holiday season

Go local this holiday season

11/19/2018

Planning some shopping to spread cheer this holiday season? Consider picking up a one-of-a-kind creation from your local small businesses and give the gift that keeps on giving.

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What makes a family business strong?

What makes a family business strong?

11/13/2018

Running a family business has its share of challenges. Yet research shows that a family-run business has significant advantages when compared to other firms.

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As soybeans pile up, Minnesota farmers eye an end to the trade war

As soybeans pile up, Minnesota farmers eye an end to the trade war

11/12/2018

As Minnesota farmers like you harvest the very last of the soybean crop (despite lots of rain and even some early snowfall), you're ending the season with a lot of stress and uncertainty. Here's a look at what's happening and things to watch for over the coming weeks and months.

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How community banks can make a big difference in your hometown

How community banks can make a big difference in your hometown

11/05/2018

As we blogged earlier, The Open Door Pantry recently received the gift of a new truck. With this truck, the nonprofit can put even more fresh food right into the hands of people who need it most.

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