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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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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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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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Webinar Series Announced for Farmers from U.S. and India

By K·Coe Editorial | January 11, 2021
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Reading Time: < 1 minute National food and agriculture business consulting firm K·Coe Isom, together with Mann Deshi Foundation of India, have announced a webinar series aimed to help farmers from the U.S. and India share knowledge and culture in an effort to promote cooperation in agriculture and trade practices. “With 1.3 billion people, India …

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Meal and Entertainment Deductions

Business Tax Update: Many Meal and Entertainment Deductions Have Increased

By Sandy Sporleder | January 10, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes In an effort to provide additional stimulus funding, The Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed by the President on December 27, 2020.  Included in the guidance were changes to deductions for business meals in tax years 2021 and 2022. New Provisions include Higher Temporary Meal Deductions In an effort to stimulate …

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