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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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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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Important Tax Law Changes for Northeast Agriculture in the CARES Act

While guidance and legislation continue to come from all sides, the House of Representatives — following the Senate’s lead — passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and the legislation has been signed by President Trump. The purpose of this post is to highlight the current legislation’s tax implications and their relevance to Northeast agriculture and customers of Farm Credit East.

March 30, 2020

Coronavirus Likely to Delay April 15 Tax Filing Deadline

A group of bipartisan lawmakers from the House of Representatives recently wrote a letter to the IRS urging the April 15 tax deadline be extended due to the events surrounding the coronavirus. While no final decision has been made, Dario Arezzo explains how, amidst all the uncertainty, your Farm Credit East tax preparers are here to help.

March 17, 2020

Tax Talks
Ag-specific tax provisions

If you are not taking full advantage of the beneficial provisions the tax code provides, you may be overpaying your tax bill. Farm Credit East tax consultant Dario Arezzo gives readers examples of tax provisions that may be overlooked if a tax preparer isn’t well-versed in the business of agriculture.

February 27, 2020

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