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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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Latest Tax Talk

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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 
Farm Credit
A Farmer's Perspective: The Importance of Communication in Tough Times

For many agricultural producers, COVID-19 has meant continuing business operations with added restrictions. Kim Brayman of Fesko Dairy, LLC, in Skaneatles, N.Y., understands the struggles that producers are going through, both personally and professionally, and offers a few tips for staying connected during these challenging times.

May 12, 2020

Public Policy
Employee Retention Credit: Updated Guidance and Tax Implications

The Employee Retention Credit was created with the passing of the CARES Act. This refundable credit is for operations that have been fully or partially interrupted due to governmental orders regarding COVID-19. Learn more about the guidance and tax implications that come with the credit. 

May 07, 2020

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Tax Talks
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Updated Guidance and Tax Implications

While Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds have been replenished, guidance continues to evolve regarding the program. Dario Arezzo explains new guidance and tax implications.

May 05, 2020

Financial Management
The Juxtaposition of the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loans

The week of April 20, Congress passed another coronavirus aid package that included $310 billion to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program as well as $50 billion for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and $10 billion for EIDL grants. See the differences in benefits of these two programs.

April 29, 2020

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