Karen McMahon has been editor of Farm Industry News since 2000. She joined the staff in 1998 as senior editor and previously worked on the company’s National Hog Farmer magazine.
Karen grew up on a crop and livestock farm outside of LeMars, IA, and earned her journalism degree from South Dakota State University. After college, she worked on the local newspaper as farm editor and later started writing for various livestock and crop magazines.
She has written extensively about trends and technology related to corn and soybean production, the equipment needed for row-crop farming, and livestock production.
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Farmers and small business owners who are not familiar with Section 179 of the tax code need to do their homework on it now. The first deadline for taking advantage of the most generous provision in the tax code ends...