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  • The Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

    By Benjamin Pezzillo

    Published 9 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 1 years, 2 weeks 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

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

    By Cover Crops

    Published 1 years, 2 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

    Improve Yields with Crop Scouting Apps

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published 2 years, 8 months ago

    Every successful growing season begins (and often ends) with crop scouting. Accurately aggregating data on crop conditions, weed risks, pest threats and a range of other mission-critical details does far more than offer farmers an up-close look into year-over-year trends; effectively interpreting field and insect intelligence in virtual real-time gives growers the insight needed to implement fast and agile intervention measures to prevent crop loss and ultimately protect profits. Use Mobile Innovation To Optimize Higher Yields And Higher RevenuesFor previous generations of farmers, scouting was a long, arduous, and sometimes highly inaccurate process... These on-the-go digital tools grant farmers in every agricultural vertical an opportunity to eliminate informational silos, drive efficiencies, and ultimately leverage the power of big data for informed final decisions that directly impact their bottom lines... Speed-of-light technology means vital functionality and data tracking are performed in mere minutes instead of hours, allowing growers an opportunity to service more acres in a shorter span of time...

  • 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 9 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 1 years, 2 weeks 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

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

    By Cover Crops

    Published 1 years, 2 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

    Improve Yields with Crop Scouting Apps

    By Cortney Farmer

    Published 2 years, 8 months ago

    Every successful growing season begins (and often ends) with crop scouting. Accurately aggregating data on crop conditions, weed risks, pest threats and a range of other mission-critical details does far more than offer farmers an up-close look into year-over-year trends; effectively interpreting field and insect intelligence in virtual real-time gives growers the insight needed to implement fast and agile intervention measures to prevent crop loss and ultimately protect profits. Use Mobile Innovation To Optimize Higher Yields And Higher RevenuesFor previous generations of farmers, scouting was a long, arduous, and sometimes highly inaccurate process... These on-the-go digital tools grant farmers in every agricultural vertical an opportunity to eliminate informational silos, drive efficiencies, and ultimately leverage the power of big data for informed final decisions that directly impact their bottom lines... Speed-of-light technology means vital functionality and data tracking are performed in mere minutes instead of hours, allowing growers an opportunity to service more acres in a shorter span of time...

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

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published 1 years, 3 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...

    Farm Financial Risks

    By Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Published 5 months 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

    Irrigation Frustration?

    By Carolina Irrigation Solutions

    Published 1 month ago

    Do you have mixed feelings about technology? I do. Some technology takes our time, isolates us, and numbs our brains. Then there is technology that makes life more efficient, brings more information to you, and improves your quality of life. This is the technology we want in our lives, and bringing this kind of technology to our customers is important to us and is an integral part of the Ag community. Agsense, which provides remote telemetry options to your farm is the “good kind” of technology...

    Categories: Corn, Irrigation, Precision Ag

    Key Agriculture Tax Planning Strategies for Year End 2019 – Part 1

    By Tyler Davis

    Published 2 weeks ago

    Another tax planning opportunity, if outperforming expectations for the year, is to accelerate the payment of expenses into 2019 rather than waiting until 2020 to make payments... For further details, please see this IRS chart2019 IRA Deduction Limits - Effect of Modified AGI on Deduction if You Are Covered by a Retirement Plan at Work | Internal Revenue Service2017 IRA Deduction Limits - Effect of Modified AGI on Deduction if You Are Covered by a Retirement Plan at WorkOne final tax planning opportunity relating to capital gains triggered in 2019 is to put those capital gains in a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund. As long as a taxpayer reinvests capital gains (just the gain portion, not principal amount) in a qualified opportunity zone fund, they can defer the tax due on these capital gains until December 31, 2026 and reduce the capital gain tax owed at that point by 15%. The biggest advantage of the Opportunity Zone program is tax free appreciation on qualifying investments... While the Opportunity Zone program is still being developed for agricultural land, the rules are clear for putting money in an Opportunity Zone fund that is invested in a qualified trade or business...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    5 reasons to choose chitosan oligosaccharide in organic agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 10 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

    21st Century American Ag: Sourcing Successors and Finding Farmland

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 1 years, 4 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...

  • Posted By Amanda Allworth
    1 years, 3 months ago

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

    Posted By Cover Crops
    1 years, 2 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
    2 years, 8 months ago

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

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    2 years, 6 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
    2 years, 8 months ago

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

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    9 months ago

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

    Posted By Gregory Heilers
    2 years, 6 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
    2 years, 7 months ago

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

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    2 years, 8 months ago

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

    Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    8 months ago

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