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Ag News and Views: June 2017

City Girl Turned Rancher's Wife

That's me. I was born in a city in Nebraska to an undeniably suburban family with very little rural American experience. It wasn't very far to rural America from my city, but I was a city girl...

Generational Flow: Replacing Farmers and Ranchers in the Family Farm

How to pass along a farming operation is a primary question farmers and ranchers think about from the time they take over from their family or start a new operation with the hope of growing...

New Name, Same Services

I have some exciting news about our organization to share with you. Earlier this year, the Noble Board of Trustees elected to separate the activities of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, and that...

Planning for the Next Generation

As the most populous generation in United States history (commonly referred to as the baby boomer generation) ages into retirement and their elder years, the need to plan for the transfer of their...

Selecting the Best Business Structure for Your Farm

When it comes to your farm or ranch, nobody knows the operation like you. You know how many acres you're operating, and you have inventories on all your commodities. Hopefully, you even know what...

What Every Young Family Farmer Should Know

The 2012 Census of Agriculture compiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service revealed some shocking (and maybe not so shocking) truths: farmers and ranchers...