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Federal Estate Taxation
The federal estate tax is an excise tax levied on the privilege of transferring property at death. This publication discusses the important issues relevant to understanding estate taxes, such as when and how property is ...
Determining Cropland Share Rental Arrangements
Many crop producers rely heavily on rented land in their farming operations. With this publication, they can learn more about determining crop shares and the principles of crop share leases.
Grid Pricing of Fed Cattle
There are several value-based fed cattle pricing systems, including formula pricing, price grids and alliances. This publication describes the different cattle pricing methods and helps you decide which is best for you.
Using Options to Hedge Farm and Ranch Inputs
A call option is a pricing tool that helps producers manage the price risks associated with farm and ranch inputs. This publication offers a thorough explanation of the way call options work. It includes various strategies ...
Farm and Ranch Personnel Management
People--human capital--are an important resource in making a farm or ranch business more competitive in today's business environment. This publication summarizes the ideas about modern personnel management that illustrate ...
Buying land can be difficult for agricultural producers. Determining the value of land is one concern. This publication describes the primary determinants of land value, focusing on land rent and a related measure, ...
Introduction to Futures Markets
An introduction to futures markets, this publication describes the history of the markets, defines terminology and offers advice on how to use futures effectively in farm marketing programs.
Determining Cropland Cash Rental Arrangements
Many crop producers rely heavily on rented land in their farming operations. This publication describes cash rent leases and compares them to crop share arrangements.
Environmental Laws Affecting Farmers and Ranchers
The United States tries to handle environmental problems primarily by regulating the use of natural resources. This affects farmers and ranchers in many ways. This publication discusses the various federal regulatory ...
Legal Issues Involving Cash Forward Grain Contracts
Cash forward grain contracts are subject to some aspects of commercial law that have developed as a result of the increased complexity of business transactions and the conduct of those transactions across state lines. This ...