How the Trade War is Affecting U.S. Agriculture

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Actions and retaliatory measures will have long-term impacts The United States has instigated an aggressive global trade war that is escalating and directly harming many U.S. agricultural producers by driving up the costs of U.S. commodities in foreign countries and […]

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Knowledge is Power – to Generate State Tax Credits

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Businesses Should Always Be Looking for State Tax Incentives Generating state tax credits for your business is rarely a one-dimensional exercise.  And generally speaking, many businesses often underutilize the types of credits that are actually available to them.  The common […]

Midyear Tax Checkup Pays Off for Manufacturers

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Perfect time to see how new tax laws could impact your business when you file for 2018 taxes The new provisions for 2018 have changed a multitude of tax deductions, exemptions, rates and brackets. Now that the fanfare around the […]

Are You Correctly Tracking Business Deductions for Meals and Entertainment?

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Businesses of all sizes and across all industries need to be aware that the deductions for 2018 meals and entertainment have changed following tax reform. In general, the old provisions were 50 percent deductible on the taxpayer’s federal return for […]


3 Crucial Factors to Survive Tight Ethanol Margins

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Ways to Create Advantages – Increase Profitability, Decrease Losses, and Differentiate Your Plant – in Times of Tight Ethanol Margins Pay Attention to the Three P’s:  People. Production. Plans. You may have seen our recent blog about the ethanol industry’s […]

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Ag Exporters Visit Japan to Explore New Business

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U.S. Trade Mission Discusses Beef, Tariffs, & Other Export Opportunities Following a visit in May to China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney is currently finishing up a trade mission to […]

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Making Lemonade out of Lemons: Squeezed Ethanol Margins Can Result in Sweet Advantages

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Understanding Why Some Win and Some Lose when Facing Low Margins We all know that we didn’t pick the path of least resistance by choosing to be in the ethanol industry. This is an industry that is largely driven by […]

Significant Tax Credit Increase Available for CO2 Capture

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Expansion of 45Q Tax Credit Could Fuel Ethanol Industry Innovations in Carbon Dioxide (CO2) In February 2018, Congress approved the most significant pro-carbon capture and storage (CCS) national policy in a decade: a tax credit expansion for CO2 storage. Referred […]

U.S. Ag Exporters Eye Southern China

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Trade Mission Scheduled for May The U.S. Department of Agriculture is exploring new business connections in southern China. Through a trade mission scheduled for May 21-25, 2018, Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a mission into […]

Keep Your Eye on RIN Waivers to Prepare for Ethanol Market Shifts

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Credits Used for Compliance are Telling- While ethanol margins were starting to look positive heading into spring, recent actions by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have caused alarm that ethanol demand may dampen over the summer. President Trump can help […]