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Business Tips and Tools

Crop Insurance: When and How to File a Claim

Daniele Ricci

Crop insurance is one of the most important tools you can have in your proverbial “toolbox.” There are many types of policies that can be tailored to your operation and what you’re growing. Crop insurance can provide coverage on a variety of naturally occurring peril. And when one of these perils occurs, you need to know how and when to file a claim.

September 27, 2022

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Latest Tax Talk

Tax Talks
Tax Strategies for 2022: Tax Planning for Cash Basis Reporting

In the last Tax Talks, “Tax Strategies for 2022: Understanding Your Tax Liability,” we began to understand the importance of record keeping and tax planning early in the year. In today’s blog, we’ll continue to build upon that foundation as we discuss tax planning for cash basis reporting.

 

September 7, 2022

Today's Harvest Blog

Tag: fruit 
Business Tips and Tools
Risk Management Agency Develops New Policy for Apple Producers

The Risk Management Agency's Apple Crop Insurance Policy has become a mainstay of risk management in the United States apple industry. Read more about the Apple Crop Insurance Policy and how coverage can be tailored to fit your business needs.

October 06, 2021

Ag Economy
2021 Fruit Industry Snapshot

Different sectors of the fruit industry had highs and lows in 2020. Apples showed a smaller crop than usual, but cranberries did well due to increased retail juice sales. The wine and craft beverage sector was hit hard early in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, but bounced back with the availability of online ordering and curbside pickup.

April 06, 2021

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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

Apple on tree
Public Policy
USDA Expands Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to Cover More Specialty Crops

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program was designed to help compensate farmers for the market disruptions that occurred in the early stages of COVID-19. Read about the program and two notable exceptions for Northeast apple and potato growers.

July 21, 2020

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