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FSA Publishes Final Rule on Payment Limitation and Payment Eligibility: Key Takeaways for Producers

By K·Coe Editorial | September 1, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes In a rather atypical fashion, the USDA published a Final Rule for Payment Limitation and Payment Eligibility on August 24, 2020.  The rule states that it was published to implement mandatory changes required by the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill).  Why atypical?  While the Farm Service Agency …

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5 Tips to Move Ag Business Forward During Economic Disruption

By K·Coe Editorial | August 20, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes While production agriculture is no stranger to facing adversity and adaptation, no one could argue that the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has required unprecedented response and strategy. As business advisors, K·Coe has been on the front lines of hearing concerns, navigating issues and fielding questions during these unsettling …

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2020: A Year of Crisis and Hope

By K·Coe Editorial | August 17, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes I look out my window in Eastern Iowa and see uprooted oak trees that once stood as guardians of our neighborhood. A displaced street light pole threatens my dining room window, and my backyard has an extra trampoline – blown over from the neighbor’s yard 200 feet away. I can …

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USDA Expands and Extends the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for Producers

By K·Coe Editorial | August 12, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes For a summary of the January 15, 2021 USDA updates click here. On August 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended and expanded the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) intended to aid farmers and ranchers suffering from negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. High-level Takeaways for Producers: Final …

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Highlights of CFAP Relief for Farmers and Ranchers

By K·Coe Editorial | May 20, 2020
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Reading Time: 5 minutes Update 5/21: CFAP Update & Good News for Exporters: The Form CCC-942 that was released this week to certify 75% of Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) is from farming, indicates an IC-DISC dividend derived from farming or ranching activities is considered farm income. This is a change K·Coe has been pushing …

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PPP Update: Good News for Businesses with H-2A Workers

By K·Coe Editorial | April 28, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Earlier in April, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Department of Treasury addressed whether businesses should include any non-U.S. laborers in their employee count applicable to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by simply excluding any compensation of an employee whose principal place of residence is outside of the United States.  …

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New Senate Bill Approves Ag Small Businesses for Disaster Loan Eligibility

By K·Coe Editorial | April 21, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Update May 4, 2020: SBA is now accepting COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance applications for agricultural small businesses on a limited basis. Click here to visit the application on the SBA website. Loveland, CO – April 21, 2020 – Following weeks of lobbying the Small Business Administration (SBA) …

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USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

By Jen Hertzig | April 17, 2020
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Update: The USDA confirmed on May 14th that participation in PPP and EIDL does not make a producer ineligible for CFAP payment or other Farm Programs. (From the USDA’s website. Original content can be found here.) (Washington, D.C., April 17, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced …

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