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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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Tax Talks
Optimizing Special Depreciation for your Orchards

2020 is shaping up to be a potentially high-income year for some farmers across the country, especially given the latest round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) payments. One tool that will likely come into play for fruit growers this year is the ability to depreciate 100% of the cost of new orchards.

October 06, 2020

Tax Talks
FSA Eligibility Changes

In the first of a two-part series, Farm Credit East tax specialist Dario Arezzo explains Farm Service Agency eligibility changes, specifically recent changes to USDA benefit limits based on Adjusted Gross Income.

September 02, 2020

Tax Talks
PPP Expenses + Milk Base Purchase = Unexpected Tax Bill?

2020 is shaping up to be one of the most interesting tax years in a long time. Between USDA payments, PPP funds and everything in between, it will be critical for farmers to stay up to date on projected year-end numbers to avoid an unpleasant tax surprise. Dario Arezzo illustrates the importance of situational awareness this tax year.

July 28, 2020

Tax Updates and Guidance: What You Need to Know

The IRS has been busy working on guidance to help taxpayers navigate the relief provisions recently afforded to them by Congress. Dario Arezzo outlines several items that taxpayers should know.

April 15, 2020

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