Guest author, Elaine Froese interprets Dr. Henry Cloud's 10 Laws of Boundaries, from his "One Life Solution Workbook" and discusses the importance of continuous learning, time auditing and "mending the holes in your fences." 
1. Sewing and Reaping. We reap what we sow. This  should be fairly obvious to all the grain farmers and gardeners, but how put this do we into practice? If we make certain choices or do  good behaviours, we should like the outcomes or the natural consequences of our actions... 

The American Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving survey shows the cost of the traditional turkey dinner down for the third straight year in a row. Each year, the organization distributes a survey to members throughout the country to report prices for...

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We Are Here to Help: Preparing for Estate Planning

It’s a Thursday evening. Chores are done, the bunk’s been covered, and supper was an hour ago. You’ve been thinking about the future while you stare at whatever show is flashing on TV – what’s going to happen to the farm? Is the next generation ready to take over? You know you’re not going to live forever, but how does this all work? How will your living expenses be covered if you no longer operate the business? What exactly will you do in “retirement”? Perhaps it’s time to start the discussion...
 

Williston, Vermont (November 8, 2018) Yankee Farm Credit today announced third quarter financial results for 2018. Yankee is a farmer-owned credit cooperative serving Vermont and parts of New York and New Hampshire. Quarterly earnings were up from the prior year, and loan quality has worsened slightly.  Yankee’s overall level of capital remains strong...

The first defense in making it through low milk prices is knowing your net cost of production and/or your breakeven milk price. When you have a solid grasp of where you stand financially, you will know more precisely how much cash will be needed to keep afloat...