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Crop Insurance

Boosting Dairy Farm Resilience with Dairy Revenue Protection

Megan Clancy

Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) is a valuable tool to help dairy farmers mitigate the risks of the dairy industry, including market fluctuations, weather conditions, and production variables. By offering robust, flexible and affordable program options, DRP helps to stabilize incomes and support the sustainability of dairy operations.

June 11, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Handling State Tax Refunds from Business Tax Credits

With many taxpayers having filed their 2023 taxes, refunds are appearing in their bank accounts. There may be a question of what to do with these funds. Particularly for those in states that had an expansion of refundable credits generated from farm businesses.

May 29, 2024

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Public Policy
2024 Farm Bill Update

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 09, 2024

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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 30, 2023

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Tax Talks
Farmers Find Relief in New York State Budget
New York Governor Kathy Hochul approved the Fiscal Year 2023 budget, which included some key tax provisions for the state’s farmers. In today's Tax Talk, Senior Tax Consultant, Dario Arezzo goes over three tax credits included in the 2023 budget.

April 26, 2022

Tax Talks
New York State Labor Credit Proposals
Labor costs remain a concern for agricultural producers in New York State. In today's Tax Talks, Senior Tax Consultant, Dario Arezzo outlines three tax credit proposals that may provide some relief from the high cost of labor. Two of them are existing credits that could be enhanced, while the other would be a new credit.

February 24, 2022

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