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  • The Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

    By Benjamin Pezzillo

    Published 2 months ago

    By now you have probably heard about Qualified Opportunity Zones. But did you know QOZs are not limited to the urban core?QOZs were chosen by local and state officials out of each individual state's Low Income Census Tracts. Each state's lists was submitted to the federal government for review and approval. California's approved list was released in Q2 2018. So what are the benefits of investing capital gains in property in a QOZ?-- Deferral of Capital Gains Tax owed-- Elimination of Capital Gains Tax liability on future Capital Gains from the investment in a QOZSo what's the catch?-- The subject property must be located within a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ)-- Ownership of the property must transfer to a special purpose vehicle called a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund-- The original property owner may be limited in the equity they can hold in the QOZ project-- To maintain QOZ status, the project must make substantial improvements to the property within 30 months of acquisition by the QOZ Fund-- Substantial improvements must be equal to or greater than the cost basis for the subject property-- For maximum Capital Gains Tax shelter, the QOZ Project must operate for 10 years and one dayGot questions or want to know if your property is located in a QOZ? I am happy to chat...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Farm Community Announcements & Insights

    Public
    Here’s a place to spread the word concerning announcements that the whole ag community may be interested in.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Mark Smith United States, ME, Unity

    Business Title: DirigoAg, LLC
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Hemp, Soil, Water

    Nirvana Cable Tanzania, Arusha, Arusha

    Business Title: Community Wealth Foundry
    Job Title: Safari Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 6 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... ”She’s also concerned about the effects these products may have on non-target species, pointing out that there have been studies where this particular fungus has occluded every other fungus in the community...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    20 Years Later: What Roundup Ready Crops Taught Us About Weed Management

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 8 months ago

    It’s been over two decades since the first Roundup Ready crops were planted in commercial fields. At the time of introduction, the technology was revolutionary for farmers, who found a highly effective and convenient chemistry to control a broad spectrum of weeds. Roundup Ready corn and soybeans quickly became the norm in fields across the United States, and as a result, application of glyphosate increased dramatically... The agricultural community certainly made mistakes with the introduction and use of Roundup Ready technology... We’ve essentially been given a do-over with this new technology, and we shouldn’t take this opportunity for granted...

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 3 weeks ago

    Technology has been an integral part of agriculture since at least 5,000 years ago, documented through the use of ploughs in ancient Sumeria... By selling through the blockchain, farmers living in all types of economies, from developing to post-industrial, have the opportunity to increase their sales and profit margins, while enhancing food safety... Family farmers across America know well just how small the community has grown in the past century... Blockchain technology could streamline harvests, and distributionAgriLedger, a mobile app run by charitable trust AgUnity, is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals... ”Ag Unity uses funds from partner NGOs to provide farmers with free smartphones pre-installed with AgriLedger...

  • Mark Smith United States, ME, Unity

    Business Title: DirigoAg, LLC
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Hemp, Soil, Water

    Nirvana Cable Tanzania, Arusha, Arusha

    Business Title: Community Wealth Foundry
    Job Title: Safari Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness

  • Farm Community Announcements & Insights

    Public
    Here’s a place to spread the word concerning announcements that the whole ag community may be interested in.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    AgNet West Radio Network

    Public
    California\'s real farm radio, providing current, relevant, and interesting agriculture news. We are proud to serve the agriculture community. AgNet West is based in California.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    FarmLead

    Public
    FarmLead is a digital marketplace that offers farmers the opportunity to engage in grain marketing online or from mobile devices. Grains buyers and sellers can list, negotiate and finalize grain deals
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • The Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

    By Benjamin Pezzillo

    Published 2 months ago

    By now you have probably heard about Qualified Opportunity Zones. But did you know QOZs are not limited to the urban core?QOZs were chosen by local and state officials out of each individual state's Low Income Census Tracts. Each state's lists was submitted to the federal government for review and approval. California's approved list was released in Q2 2018. So what are the benefits of investing capital gains in property in a QOZ?-- Deferral of Capital Gains Tax owed-- Elimination of Capital Gains Tax liability on future Capital Gains from the investment in a QOZSo what's the catch?-- The subject property must be located within a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ)-- Ownership of the property must transfer to a special purpose vehicle called a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund-- The original property owner may be limited in the equity they can hold in the QOZ project-- To maintain QOZ status, the project must make substantial improvements to the property within 30 months of acquisition by the QOZ Fund-- Substantial improvements must be equal to or greater than the cost basis for the subject property-- For maximum Capital Gains Tax shelter, the QOZ Project must operate for 10 years and one dayGot questions or want to know if your property is located in a QOZ? I am happy to chat...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 6 months ago

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... ”She’s also concerned about the effects these products may have on non-target species, pointing out that there have been studies where this particular fungus has occluded every other fungus in the community...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    20 Years Later: What Roundup Ready Crops Taught Us About Weed Management

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 8 months ago

    It’s been over two decades since the first Roundup Ready crops were planted in commercial fields. At the time of introduction, the technology was revolutionary for farmers, who found a highly effective and convenient chemistry to control a broad spectrum of weeds. Roundup Ready corn and soybeans quickly became the norm in fields across the United States, and as a result, application of glyphosate increased dramatically... The agricultural community certainly made mistakes with the introduction and use of Roundup Ready technology... We’ve essentially been given a do-over with this new technology, and we shouldn’t take this opportunity for granted...

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 3 weeks ago

    Technology has been an integral part of agriculture since at least 5,000 years ago, documented through the use of ploughs in ancient Sumeria... By selling through the blockchain, farmers living in all types of economies, from developing to post-industrial, have the opportunity to increase their sales and profit margins, while enhancing food safety... Family farmers across America know well just how small the community has grown in the past century... Blockchain technology could streamline harvests, and distributionAgriLedger, a mobile app run by charitable trust AgUnity, is aligned with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals... ”Ag Unity uses funds from partner NGOs to provide farmers with free smartphones pre-installed with AgriLedger...

    5 reasons to choose chitosan oligosaccharide in organic agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 3 months ago

    In the application of agricultural production, chitosan oligosaccharides not only make crops grow better and robust, but also has obvious effects in stress resistance and pest resistance. Numerous studies have shown that chitosan oligosaccharides can induce broad-spectrum resistance, enhance the plant’s own defense ability, inhibit the growth of a variety of plant pathogenic microorganisms, and it is non-toxic and can be microbial degradation, and will not pollute the environment... The number of root hairs, fibrous roots and secondary roots is greatly increased, and the rhizosphere is developed, which will enhance the ability of plants to absorb and absorb water, enhance drought resistance, lodging resistance and enhance immunity... Improve Crops’ ImmunityChitosan oligosaccharides are known as “plant vaccines... Chitosan oligosaccharides can not only help plants resist disease, but also decompose animal and plant residues and trace metal elements in the soil, thereby transforming them into plant nutrients, enhancing plant immunity and promoting plant health...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    How Bacillus mucilaginosus can Prevent drought in the summer?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 10 months ago

    When it comes to drought prevention,everyone thinks that they may need more watering. Now,there is a better way that we can use microbiological fertilizers like Bacillus mucilaginosus to prevent drought. The reason is that:Bacillus mucilaginosus is also called silicate bacteria,it has strong potassium-dissolving ability,which is selected from the roots of crops and produced by industrial fermentation with a specific medium. Through its life activities in the soil,it increases the supply of plant nutrient elements,stimulates crop growth,inhibits harmful microbial activity,and has a strong effect of increasing production... Silicate bacteria grow and reproduce in the soil, and decompose insoluble minerals such as metasilicates in the soil, allowing plants to take in large amounts of silicon from the soil, thereby making the wax layer of plants thicker and improving the plant’s non-specific immunity ability and water retention...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Organic

    Farmer Focus - Clive Bailye - Going Trailed

    By Direct Driller Magazine

    Published 1 month ago

    18 years ago, we bought our first self-propelled sprayer and it revolutionized access to land, it was light and well balanced and made fertilizer and crop protection applications easy. Our timeliness and the ruts we used to leave in tramlines all but disappeared. Back then If you had told me I would ever consider running a trailed sprayer on my farm again I would have thought you were mad. I was once told the difference between a good farmer and a bad one was “a week” so I have always placed ability to travel and make timely application of inputs highly on my list of farming priorities... Zerotill creates opportunity for complete business restructure, radically different rotations that include higher % of spring cropping may provide lower rotational average gross margins, but they also provide serious scope for cost cutting as well...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    21st Century American Ag: Sourcing Successors and Finding Farmland

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 9 months ago

    ” He considered service “the number one criterion for finding opportunity... The kind of passion and faithfulness you exhibit has everything to do with tomorrow’s opportunity. ” Joel Salatin's advice to young farmers: dig in with a passion - reap the rewards later Overcome Financial Barriers with Community Support That is right in line with Jason’s experience, both as a young, first generation farmer, and as an agent helping those for whom “the cost of land and infrastructure often limits the scale of their farming enterprise. ” Jason found that “community support isn't a problem in New England… but, financial ability can be difficult... If both parties have a high trust level and a heart to truly serve the other, there is an opportunity for success...

    The Simple Business Lesson that Farmland Partners Can Teach Us

    By The Crossover

    Published 10 months ago

    There’s a simple lesson to be learned from the recent Farmland Partner’s accusations that has nothing to do with ethics. It first needs to be said that these are still, in fact, accusations. I want to make that part clear. The recent article that came out this week on Seeking Alpha was posted anonymously and, while the author provides a strong argument, time (and pending lawsuits) will uncover the truth... Pick your spots and wait patiently for your opportunity...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How to Source Farm Interns

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 12 months ago

    The Keenans were up to their elbows in infrastructure projects, animal husbandry, and a burgeoning farmstay business, and needed help in a bad way. Balancing a post and beam, lime plaster home construction project against caretaking goats and chickens, while juggling four human kids to boot, left the Keenans with little time for their personal lives. So, the family turned to the outside world for help. As a recent college grad excited about farming, I responded to their advertisement, and soon found my way to the delightful Keenan homestead... Beginning FarmersWith each opportunity receiving its very own blog post on the website’s front page, this platform is an ideal place to showcase the unique learning opportunity your farm offers...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

  • Posted By Amanda Allworth
    8 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/20-years-later-what-roundup-ready-crops-taught-us-about-weed-management

    Posted By Cover Crops
    7 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/top-5-reasons-why-black-oats-are-the-best-beginner-039-s-cover-crop-1

    Posted By Cortney Farmer
    1 years, 1 month ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/improve-yields-with-crop-scouting-apps

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    11 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/so-good-they-can-039-t-ignore-you-how-to-get-attention-as-a-young-farmer

    Posted By The Crossover
    1 years, 1 month ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-critical-state-of-agriculture-1

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    2 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/how-agfuse-can-help-your-farm-in-2019

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    12 months ago

    The legendary Joel Salatin weighed in on this article with advice on how to find the perfect intern! https://agfuse.com/article/how-to-source-farm-interns

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    1 years, 3 weeks ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/blockchain-technology-a-lifeline-to-small-scale-farmers

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    1 years, 2 months ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/the-100-000-decision-you-039-re-about-to-make

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    2 months ago

    https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/free-social-networking-platform-agfuse-unveils-new-major-features-for-the-agricultural-community-300807452.html