Farm Life

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  • Steady land values are propping up equity in farm country, but it's also making it tougher for farmers to negotiate lower rents in 2019. (DTN Photo by Elaine Shein)

    Cash Rent Conundrum

    The conflict between steady land values and tumbling commodity prices set the stage for difficult conversations as farmers and landowners enter cash rent negotiations for 2019.

  • Farmers Genny Haun, Kenton, Ohio, and Kyle Krier, Claflin, Kansas, are reporting in on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2018 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series.

    View From the Cab

    Sweet corn, county fairs and crop reports are on DTN View From the Cab farmers' radar this week.

  • The IRS outlined rules on how to qualify for the Section 199A deduction, which includes several provisions favorable for farmers, but could limit the deduction for landlords that aren't involved in farming operations. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer file photo by Jim Patrico)

    IRS Releases Section 199A Guidance

    The Internal Revenue Service's rules on how pass-through businesses can claim the 20% Section 199A deduction allow farmers to aggregate income from multiple entities to maximize their deduction, but it also appears cash-rent and crop-share landlords qualify for the...

  • Several groups are seeking to overturn a federal judge's gag order that prevents North Carolina hog producers from discussing production practices related to nuisance lawsuits against Murphy-Brown LLC. (DTN file photo)

    Farm Groups: Lift NC Gag Order

    The gag order is tied to civil litigation related to at least three verdicts against Murphy-Brown LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods. Farm Bureau groups filed a court brief arguing those whose livelihoods are most affected are being prevented from telling their stories...

  • Farmers Genny Haun, Kenton, Ohio, and Kyle Krier, Claflin, Kansas, are reporting in on crop conditions and agricultural topics throughout the 2018 growing season as part of DTN's View From the Cab series.

    View From the Cab

    Crop prospects are looking good for DTN's View From the Cab participants, but there are still some potential threats on the horizon.

Farm Life Perspectives

An Urban's Rural View

Editors' Notebook

The DTN Digital Yield Tour is based on state-of-the-art modeling. You can use links in state articles to visit the Gro Intelligence site and look at live yield estimates at the county level. (Map courtesy of Gro Intelligence)
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