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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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Ag Industry Appealing to SBA for Disaster Loan Eligibility and Support

By K·Coe Editorial | March 30, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes April 21st Update: Just announced: Senate passes bill allowing small ag businesses to receive disaster loan relief.    Following a close analysis of the CARES Act and related statutes, K·Coe Isom’s Government and Public Affairs representatives, along with its Ag Association partners, are pleading with the Small Business Administration (SBA) …

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How Farmers are Leading in the Time of Pandemic

By K·Coe Editorial | March 24, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes By Jeanne Bernick Farm business owners don’t have the luxury of putting their heads in the sand during a crisis. They have the health and wellness to consider for themselves and their family, and the additional responsibility of safety for employees and clients who come to the farm. Add on …

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Navigating Disaster Loan Eligibility

By K·Coe Editorial | March 18, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes While President Trump has declared a National Emergency on the federal level in response to COVID-19, it is dependent upon the Governor of each affected State to officially declare the emergency as well.  This declaration would provide eligibility for businesses to apply for disaster assistance and provide loans to help …

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When Can Farmers Expect Benefits from China Trade Agreement?

By K·Coe Editorial | February 18, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes USDA Secretary Perdue called the January 15, 2020 pact a “bonanza” for U.S. ag, but it could be a while before farmers reap its benefits. According to Maxson Irsik, K·Coe Isom advisor, “It may be months or even years before American farmers and ranchers see increased exports to the Asian …

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