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Ag Economy

Make Agriculture Count! The 2022 USDA Census of Agriculture

Chris Laughton

The ag census is the most reliable source of information on U.S. agriculture and provides extremely valuable information. If you receive a form, we encourage you to fill it out to make sure agriculture is counted! Following are a few frequently asked questions we’ve received from our customers.


January 26, 2023

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Tax Talks
USDA Emergency Relief Programs for Producers

Emergency Relief Program (ERP) phase one closed on December 16, 2022. Phase two opened on January 23rd and runs through June 2, 2023. The funds appropriated by Congress will be distributed through the Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP) and the ERP. Regarding ELRP, the Farm Service Agency will release more information once they have finished its analysis on the 2021 drought and wildfire impacts on livestock producers.

January 31, 2023

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Tag: business management 
Financial Management
Payroll Deferral Update: the risks and benefits of employers’ options

On August 8, President Trump issued an executive order allowing employers to defer withholding and payment of certain employee portions of Social Security taxes. Read more for a big picture overview of employer considerations.

September 10, 2020

Financial Management
Payroll laws are ever-changing — are you keeping up?

Payroll laws are ever changing, especially with recent changes from COVID-19 and the CARES Act — do you feel you’re keeping up? It’s crucial businesses stay up-to-date with payroll taxes and regulations to avoid hefty fines and penalties. Learn more about some of the ag payroll specifics that businesses should be aware of from payroll subject matter expert Lillian Crast.

September 08, 2020

Business Tips and Tools
Resilient Ag Retail Businesses Adapt to Restrictions

Ag businesses’s commitment to providing local communities with access to fresh food during the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t faltered. Learn how some ag retail business are adapting to the current environment to service their customers and communities.

June 02, 2020

Ag Economy
What’s inside the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

On April 17, the USDA unveiled details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for agriculture, which includes $16 billion in direct support to agricultural producers and $3 billion to purchase and distribute agriculture products to Americans in need. Read a summary of these two main components.

May 15, 2020

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