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  • The Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

    By Benjamin Pezzillo

    Published 5 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 9 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

    Farm Financial Risks

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published 1 month ago

    Farm financial planning for the agriculture community At Nationwide, we understand those who work in agriculture. After all, we were founded by farmers and have been helping them manage risks since 1926. If you run a farm or ranch, you're no stranger to risks, including those from unpredictable weather, insects and crop diseases. But financial risks, such as fluctuating markets, uncertain income and potential long-term care expenses, can threaten your operation as well. We can help you better understand these risks – and provide farm financial planning tips to help you manage them...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How to Time Cover Crop Termination and Get an Effective Burndown

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 3 weeks ago

    With May 2018 to April 2019 being the wettest 12-month period on record, according to NOAA, many farmers across the nation were forced to delay planting. In fact, for the first time on record, less than half of corn was planted by May 19, says the USDA. Even by June 2, “both corn and soybean planting were proceeding at a record slow pace... If the forecast is calling for it to be dry and there’s an opportunity to get in the field and spray, Reed suggests going ahead and terminating it... “In some years based on the weather, it’s going to make sense to kill that cover crop earlier, in other years there might be an opportunity to let that cover crop get bigger,” he says...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • 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 5 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 9 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

    Farm Financial Risks

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published 1 month ago

    Farm financial planning for the agriculture community At Nationwide, we understand those who work in agriculture. After all, we were founded by farmers and have been helping them manage risks since 1926. If you run a farm or ranch, you're no stranger to risks, including those from unpredictable weather, insects and crop diseases. But financial risks, such as fluctuating markets, uncertain income and potential long-term care expenses, can threaten your operation as well. We can help you better understand these risks – and provide farm financial planning tips to help you manage them...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    How to Time Cover Crop Termination and Get an Effective Burndown

    By Laura Barrera

    Published 3 weeks ago

    With May 2018 to April 2019 being the wettest 12-month period on record, according to NOAA, many farmers across the nation were forced to delay planting. In fact, for the first time on record, less than half of corn was planted by May 19, says the USDA. Even by June 2, “both corn and soybean planting were proceeding at a record slow pace... If the forecast is calling for it to be dry and there’s an opportunity to get in the field and spray, Reed suggests going ahead and terminating it... “In some years based on the weather, it’s going to make sense to kill that cover crop earlier, in other years there might be an opportunity to let that cover crop get bigger,” he says...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 11 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...

    Top 5 Reasons Why Black Oats Are The Best Beginner's Cover Crop

    By Cover Crops

    Published 10 months ago

    It's a fact: cover crops tend to make good farmers into great farmers and average farmers into bad farmers. Cover crops work. But, management is key and the learning curve can be steep. If you've been sitting on the sidelines in the past but are interested in jumping on the cover crop bandwagon, don't be intimidated... Black oats have a fairly wide window of planting opportunity compared to other covers...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How Bacillus mucilaginosus can Prevent drought in the summer?

    By Darren Chan

    Published 1 years, 4 weeks 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

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 4 months 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 6 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

    So Good They Can't Ignore You: How to get attention as a young farmer

    By Farmers Under Forty

    Published 1 years, 2 months ago

    For aspiring young farmers, often times the only thing standing in the way of them and their dreams of farming on their own is a chance. Starting a farm is tough... Well what is luck? Luck is when preparation meets opportunity... And wait patiently for your opportunity... If you remember how it felt before you got your opportunity and know of someone who has career aspirations in ag, please pass along some encouragement to them...

    Categories: Agribusiness

  • Posted By Amanda Allworth
    11 months ago

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

    Posted By Cover Crops
    10 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, 4 months ago

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

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    1 years, 2 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, 4 months ago

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

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    5 months ago

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

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    1 years, 3 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, 4 months ago

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

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    1 years, 5 months ago

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

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    5 months ago

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