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Transportation and Shipping Issues Brought to Light for U.S. Ag Producers

Transportation and Shipping Issues Brought to Light for U.S. Ag Producers

By K·Coe Editorial | April 23, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Earlier this week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) held a meeting with representatives of U.S. agricultural products (livestock, grains, specialty crop, and dairy industries) and leadership from the United States Department of Transportation (DoT) to discuss concerns over transportation and shipping issues. According to the Secretary of Agriculture …

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Congress Passes American Rescue Plan: Summary of Key Impacts

By K·Coe Editorial | March 10, 2021
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Reading Time: 3 minutes The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) is nearing the finish line. Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the $1.9 trillion dollar package following Senate passage last week. President Biden is expected to sign this legislation into law on Friday. The Act is designed to address …

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USDA Extends Application Deadline for the Quality Loss Adjustment Program

By Matthew Farrell | March 5, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes The USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) has released the following news bulletin: WASHINGTON, March 5, 2021 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline from March 5 to April 9 for agricultural producers to apply for the Quality Loss Adjustment (QLA) Program because of recent winter storms and …

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Estate Tax Planning: Possible Changes Ahead

By Jim Rein | February 16, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes No matter what the presidential outcome, there was never any question that the outlook for estate tax planning would be different in 2021.  How much different was dependent upon who controlled the presidency and the Congress.  With Democrats now in power on both of those fronts, the logical question now …

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Ag Update: 4 Notable Items for Farms and Ranches under USDA Farm Programs

By Matthew Farrell | February 3, 2021
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Reading Time: 3 minutes In an effort to provide additional support to farms and ranches due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently made changes to some of its Farm Programs.  Below is a summary of notable impacts for agribusinesses. USDA Suspends Actions on Delinquent Borrowers Farm Storage Facility …

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USDA Pauses Additional Assistance for CFAP1 and CFAP2, Second Stimulus (CFAP3) Funds Largely Unaffected

By Matthew Farrell | February 3, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A series of announcements have been made regarding CFAP funding recently.  Below, K·Coe’s Farm Program Services team has summarized what you need to know about the temporary pause on CFAP assistance. Recent Turn of Events On January 15, the USDA announced additional assistance would be provided for limited producers. On …

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Ag Marketing Strategy: 5 Traits Found in Resilient Producers

By Eric Osterhaus | January 29, 2021
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Reading Time: 8 minutes With the start of 2021, the obvious “silver lining” is that despite all of the headlines, we are now experiencing some of the best commodity marketing prices we have seen in the last six years.  But despite the unexpected rise to profitable prices, there are still some producers feeling as …

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Business Tax Update: New 1099 Nonemployee Compensation Tax Form for 2020 Tax Year

By Sandy Sporleder | January 18, 2021
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Reading Time: 3 minutes After a 38-year absence, Form 1099-NEC has made its return in the 2020 tax year, and its January 31 deadlines are right around the corner.  Don’t panic – here’s everything you need to know about the revived form, and how it is intended to be used. For the last few …

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