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Changes to CRP Program Make it Easier to Transfer Land to the Next Generation

By   /  January 9, 2017  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm, USDA  /  Comments Off on Changes to CRP Program Make it Easier to Transfer Land to the Next Generation

Beginning Jan. 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering an early termination opportunity for certain Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts in order to make it easier to transfer property to the next generation of farmers and ranchers, including family members. Normally if a landowner terminates a CRP contract early, they are required […]

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Conservation Easements FAQs

By   /  December 5, 2016  /  Money Matters, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Conservation Easements FAQs

Conservation easements are a way to protect open lands such as farms and ranches, wildlife habitats, historic and cultural sites, and scenic vistas from development, while keeping them in private ownership. Conservation easements are flexible to meet the needs of the landowner, protect private property rights while providing compensation to landowners, and can be a […]

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Dairy Grazing Apprenticeships Are Great for Beginning and Established Farmers

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  Money Matters, Start Ups, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Dairy Grazing Apprenticeships Are Great for Beginning and Established Farmers

For centuries, skilled trades have used apprenticeships to train the next generation and ensure that everyone meets standards that are good for the trade and good for the customers being served. Now Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship is using this model to help new farmers entering the world of dairy production, and to support established farmers as […]

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Sage Grouse Save Ranches

By   /  July 4, 2016  /  Money Matters, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Sage Grouse Save Ranches

Usually ranchers worry problems that could be caused by a threatened or endangered species on or near their operations. But in this case, a species being considered for listing helped ranchers ensure their land would always stay in agriculture.

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Easy Questions for Farm Succession

By   /  June 27, 2016  /  Money Matters, Transferring the Farm  /  Comments Off on Easy Questions for Farm Succession

It’s a tough topic, but a good one to get started on, maybe by thinking about these 10 questions. Maybe you can just stick them on your refrigerator as a first step. 🙂

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