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I-9 Form and Payroll and Immigration isuues

Posted: 26 December 2014 at 9:59 a.m.

Easy, I-9 tracking for United States employer payroll issues!

Since the mid 1980’s I-9’s have been a key part of United State payroll documents. Keeping one on file for each employee has, for some been a daunting task.

Many employers have assumed that the I-9 is used ... more

How to Save Money on Your Workers’ Compensation Insurance

Posted: 6 May 2013 at 6:17 a.m.

How to Save Money

on Your Workers’ Compensation Insurance

As you know, having Worker’s Compensation insurance is not optional, unless you don’t have any employees.  But, if you do, you have to have it.

Failure to provide it could cause your business to get shut down.  That is ... more

Countryside Data's newly updated graphics for Cash Flow Budget / Actual

Posted: 1 March 2013 at 7:34 p.m.


Recently we added additional graphics to WinOne VB (accounting and payroll software). This post explains graphics for cash-flow budget or actual. 4 Major options are available. With each of the four options having multiple lines that can be added to the main graph by check marking the lines needed.

If ... more

Countryside Data's new Contract Labor Firm Payroll Addition

Posted: 15 February 2013 at 11:26 a.m.


We are pleased to announce that our WinOne VB and WinOne VB+ payroll has been updated to now include Contract Labor Firm needs.

The check stub used is now a long form voucher and check. Two versions are available. Stub, check or check stub. (used only for payroll checks)

The ... more

2013 Withholding Tables and FICA / Medicare Rates

Posted: 31 January 2013 at 11:14 a.m.

Here is a link for the 2013 Circular A, Employee withholding tables. This is for farm workers. Non- Farm workers should use Circular E

Note: WinOne VB payroll uses the Daily / Misc option. The one withholding amount for 2013 is $15.00 ... more

WinOne VB payroll add's enterprise /task report generator

Posted: 15 November 2012 at 8:06 p.m.

November 15, 2012 - WinOne VB payroll add's enterprise /task report generator.

Great for farmers, ranchers, contract labor firms and agri-business owners. Reports can now generated by enterprise (profit-center, Custom Farming Clients, fields etc) and grouped by tasks (job rate with a pay rate...either hour, salary or piece rate ... more

Smart grain marketing

Posted: 5 January 2012 at 6:30 p.m.


Smart Marketing on the part of grain farmers...get the entire article at this link. more

Farm Land Hits biggest one year jump in decades

Posted: 15 November 2011 at 8:31 p.m.

Facebook Farming

Posted: 3 September 2011 at 7:01 a.m.


Farming with technology has always been an interesting discussion. Here is an article on the use of Facebook in agriculture. more

Farmers and the Internet

Posted: 26 August 2011 at 8:07 p.m.


Countryside Data started it's first web site in 1995. We have seen a great deal of growth in web use. The link to this Deseret News article is one you should read. more

Small to Mid-sized Farm options

Posted: 29 July 2011 at 6 a.m.



If you are a small to mid-sized farm operation. Here a link to a great article on farmers markets, cashflow planning...check it out. more

Eastern Idaho: Lots of moisture and flooding

Posted: 30 May 2011 at 6:34 p.m.


Spring of 2011 is a tough one in most areas of the United States and Canada. In our region we have outstanding snow pack, and plenty of rain. Combined with several attempts at spring weather, we now have run off pushing the limits of many rivers here in Eastern Idaho ... more

Great American Agriculture Moments

Posted: 12 February 2011 at 10:35 a.m.


Great American agriculture moments: Check out this recent article from Forbes Magazine. more

Corn Reserves hit 15 year low

Posted: 9 February 2011 at 11:38 a.m.

Corn reserves hit 15 year low. This article at may be of interest to our readers. more

Small Business Marketing on the Web

Posted: 15 November 2010 at 5:51 a.m.
Monday, November 15, 2010
A recent article at states the following information from a recent survey...

  • 46 percent had no wesite at all
  • Most who have a site says it's basic
  • 80 percent provide only general information
  • Only 45 percent ... more

Bankers, Farmers, Agri-business and Capital

Posted: 12 November 2010 at 12:22 p.m.

Financing a farm, ranch or agri-business at times can be a challenge. Here's a link to an article on capital and capitalizm in the history of United States agriculture.

Food for thought. This article is part of a series you may want to follow...stay tuned and we will ... more

Small computer, Small price, Big potential

Posted: 11 November 2010 at 8:10 p.m.

Here's an article link you have got to check out. A small computer that doesn't take up the entire desktop. Low in power consumption. Low in price. Can be updated and expanded.

A perfect solution for the home office, small business, student, farmers, ranchers and agri-business.

http://alturl ... more

How to Negotiate Effectively

Posted: 6 November 2010 at 1:57 p.m.

Negotiating effectively is very important...for anyone.

These tips and skills can be invaluable. Here's a link to a great article. Check it out. It's the posted dated November 6, 2010, titled: How to Negotiate Effectively, the link will take you to

http://mondaysmallbizbuzz.blogspot ... more

How to build an annual business budget

Posted: 1 November 2010 at 7:26 p.m.

We have always suggested to our clients to prepare an annual budget. It's a great road map for the year. With 2010 winding down and soon to start 2011, here is a great article on how and why to have a business budget. Every business from the farm to ... more

Farmers Boost Sales with Increased Marketing

Posted: 29 October 2010 at 3:36 p.m.

As producers we need to be effective at marketing our products. Whether we do the marketing ourselves or thru grower groups. Check out this story with the following link: more

Most Small Business sit on products or services that can make more money!

Posted: 3 October 2010 at 8:33 p.m.

Most small to mid-sized companies sit atop rich veins of untapped profits that can be made to pay off handsomely with a little imagination and reinvention.

What for more to come on this subject. Comment on your take of this subject. more

Idaho Employee 2010 withholding tables.

Posted: 4 January 2010 at 12:03 p.m.
Idaho employers take note: Employee withholding tables for the tax year 2010 are the same as 2009. If you need a copy of the entire booklet with instructions visit the State of Idaho web site. Or call after January 5,th, 2010 and we will give you the details. more

W-4 updates and employee info

Posted: 16 September 2009 at 4:39 p.m.

Here are some hints on w-4 updates that employees may ask for.

We received this tip from AIPB

How To Implement a New W-4

—and Handle Complaints


Problem: Employees try to increase their take-home pay by handing in a new W-4 with more withholding allowances or by claiming exempt from ... more