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Public Policy

2024 Farm Bill Update

Tom Cosgrove

The Farm Bill has been bogged down since the Fall while Congress has battled over funding the government. Given it’s an election year, Congressional leaders have acknowledged if the Farm Bill isn’t passed by mid-year, it will likely be extended for another year leaving it for the next Congress to complete. Several Farm Credit backed proposals have been introduced this Congress that would allow Farm Credit to lean into meeting the capital needs of rural America. The intent is for these “marker bills” to be included in the Farm Bill. Here is a summary of four of them.

April 9, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Life Insurance Redemptions Falling Under IRS Scrutiny

In the context of farming business structures, acquiring a life insurance policy is a prevalent practice. Here are two common scenarios and an update on an ongoing Supreme Court case involving the IRS concerning the valuation of businesses when insurance payouts are implicated and whether such proceeds are deemed liabilities or not.

April 11, 2024

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Tag: business management 
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Tax Talks
What you Need to Know about Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting for your Business

Starting January 1, 2024, most United States (U.S.) entities must report information about the beneficial owners of their businesses to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. financial system by making it harder for illicit actors to use shell companies to launder their money or hide assets. This blog article explores the key elements of the BOI reporting rule and what actions your business needs to take. 

January 18, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
Farm Credit Connect: Your Digital Portal

Farm Credit Connect, Farm Credit East's customer portal provides customers with a secure environment to complete transactions and interact with their Farm Credit East team. Learn more about the features and benefits of using Farm Credit Connect to compliment your Farm Credit East relationship. 

January 04, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Approved Production History Onion Insurance Policy - Is Your Crop Covered?

Onions are a specialized high-value crop, so it is essential to understand their insurance policy. Onions fall under the Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Approved Production History policy. In other words, anything Mother Nature throws at the crop is covered. Is your crop covered?

 

January 09, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Positioning your Business for Financial Success

Every farmer, fisherman or forest product producer defines success differently. For some, success is measured strictly in dollars and cents: the “bottom line.” Others make non-financial goals a priority. These non-financial goals may be very important, but even so, positive earnings are a requirement to achieving them. Read more for five of our best practices for financial success.

October 17, 2022

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