Last month’s Tax Talks discussed the Employee Retention Credit’s (ERC) expansion throughout the 2021 tax year and took a look at the revenue tests for qualification. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at IRS guidance surrounding what it means for a business to be partially shut down.
As we celebrate Earth Day, we at Farm Credit East wanted to highlight Northeast producers who have implemented environmentally friendly practices in their operations. We believe few are more committed to the health of our land, air and water than those who work farms, forests and waterways every day — and we want to share their stories!
Cash field crops had a relatively good year in 2020, with most corn and soybean yields higher than 2019 averages. Ethanol production decreased due to reduced exports and domestic gasoline demand, however production levels should increase this year.
Sworn in amid the ongoing worldwide pandemic and followed by an attack on the Capitol days later, the 117th Congress began its work during a turbulent time in our nation. While their current priority is working with a new administration on additional pandemic relief, a key question for Farm Credit East members is how the new Congress will address the issues facing Northeast agriculture, forest products and commercial fishing.