The demanding daily tasks of running a business can sometimes cause owners and managers to have a shorter term focus. After all, in the short term, they may have to concentrate on planting or harvesting crops, taking care of livestock, or day-to-day employee management. But as producers navigate day-to-day challenges, it’s important to maintain a long-term perspective.
Remember back in high school when you were “interested” in someone and you had the feeling that they were also interested in you? Should you make the first move or should you wait for them to do so? Starting a conversation about farm transition planning is in many ways comparable.
There is a great deal of interest in grants, incentives and cost-shares for agriculture. And while there are many programs available, navigating the complex landscape of incentives – or just finding out about them – can be a challenge. Nathan Rudgers, Farm Credit East Director of Business Development, discusses how to define your project and seek funding.
As we approach the holiday season, or tax-planning season as we like to call it, there are major tax changes that will require proactive planning with your tax professional. The tax law changes that have been in the news may seem overwhelming, but it is more important than ever to spend time optimizing tax strategies to reduce your tax liability. Here are some of the important tax planning strategies to consider.