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Using an Excel Spreadsheet for Farm Financial Records

Years ago, the Alabama Cooperative Extension System published an Alabama Farm Book. This annual publication was a series of legal and ledger size paper worksheets for farmers to write down different types of farm income and expense, separat…

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Home Soil Testing: Taking a Sample

Every square foot of soil can be different. Soil acidity and nutrients vary across the surface of the soil and with the depth of the soil.

Collecting Soil Samples

It is important that you take a composite sample …

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Early Developing Peach Varieties Take A Hit

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Early-developing varieties of peaches took a hit from recent freezing temperatures. Some parts of Alabama reached temperatures as low as 21 degrees F between March 4 – 7. Depending on the area and conditions, e…

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Cattlemen Get a New Income Tax Deduction

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a new income tax deduction for producers, Section 199A Qualified Business Income (QBI) Deduction, sometimes referred to as the “pass-through deduction.” The deduction is generally 20 percent of qualifie…

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Weather Causes Favorable Environment for Late Blight

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—Late blight is a quick reproducing fungal disease primarily affecting tomatoes and potatoes. Many know this disease as the cause of the Irish potato famine in the 1840s. Late blight or Phytophthora infestans, is …

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Crop and Pastureland Recovery After a Flood

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—North Alabama farmers are managing fields in different ways this spring. Excessive rainfall and subsequent floods are creating additional hurdles for spring field preparation and pasture quality.

Dr. Audrey Gamb…

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Enterprise Budgets for Forages

Forage enterprise budgets are updated annually by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production on a per acre basis.  Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and higher than average mana…

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Commercial Horticulture: Programs, People & Educational Resources

The Commercial Horticulture Program provides research-based information to nurseries, landscape companies, and fruit and vegetable growers with conventional or organic production systems. This is done through regional meetings, ad…

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Enterprise Budgets for Livestock

Livestock budgets enterprise budgets are updated by Extension personnel to reflect recommended management practices for production in Alabama.  Projected costs are gathered from multiple industry sources and higher than average management …

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What Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect Businesses

This video is part two of a four part series on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This video explains what provisions of the new tax law affect businesses.

Part 1: How Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect Individuals

Part 3: The Qualifi…

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How Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect Individuals

This video is part one of a four part series on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This video explains how the new tax law affects individuals.

Part 2: What Provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect Businesses

Part 3: The Qualified B…

1 min read

How Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect Choice of Business Entity

This video is part four of a four part series on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. This video explains how the new tax law might affect your choice of business entity.

Part 1: How Does the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Affect Individuals

Part 2:…

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