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  • Key Agriculture Tax Planning Strategies for Year End 2019 – Part 1

    By Tyler Davis

    Published 2 weeks ago

    This is the first of a two-part series focusing on tax savings, planning opportunities, and other tax considerations for farmers and agriculture businesses for year-end 2019. Part I focuses on when a farming taxpayer has higher than expected earnings in 2019 while Part II, which will be published on AgFuse... One of the major tax planning opportunities for farmers is the ability to make an income averaging election, which is discussed in detail in The Top 10 Accounting & Tax Benefits for Farmers & Farming Businesses. As discussed in this article, Certain qualifying farming businesses can elect to be taxed on an average tax rate of their running three years of income... For further details, please see this IRS chart2019 IRA Deduction Limits - Effect of Modified AGI on Deduction if You Are Covered by a Retirement Plan at Work | Internal Revenue Service2017 IRA Deduction Limits - Effect of Modified AGI on Deduction if You Are Covered by a Retirement Plan at WorkOne final tax planning opportunity relating to capital gains triggered in 2019 is to put those capital gains in a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Agribusiness Global Australia, Western Australia, Cottesloe

    Business Title: Agribusiness Global Alliance
    Job Title: President
    About: Main site at www.iagribusiness.com. We are the world's 1st 100% online industry advancement group for the world's largest industry: Agribusiness, we grow you Other sites listed at www.about.me/Agribusiness
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, All Others

    Agribusiness Insurance Advisors

    Public
    We are an insurance agency dedicated to providing competitive insurance and risk transfer solutions that protect farms, families and agribusiness companies that we serve.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing, Agribusiness, Ag Issues in Washington, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Organic, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Canola, Rice, Hogs

    Agribusiness Global

    Public
    For people keen on improving the world\'s largest industry: #Agribusiness (#Food #Fiber #Biofuels) We grow you. Tweets, follows, links, likes, RTs ? endorsement
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Farm Finance and Management

    Public
    Here’s a group to discuss all of the finance and management decisions that need to be made when operating a farm.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    AgFuse Administrator United States, SC, Blenheim

    Business Title: AgFuse LLC
    Job Title: Adminstrator
    About: AgFuse is a social media network created specifically to connect farmers and agriculture professionals throughout the world.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    1031 Exchanges and Farm Land: 5 Things that Landowners Need to Know

    By Tyler Davis

    Published 4 months ago

    A 1031 Exchange is a tax-deferred swap program in which farmers and others in the agriculture industry can participate. Farmland, vacant land, and certain agriculture assets are considered real estate assets under the Internal Revenue Code... While there has been extensive guidance and content on 1031 Exchanges in the context of residential, retail, office, and industrial properties, there is a lack of content on how 1031 exchanges apply to the agriculture industry. I have identified five items that all farmers and agriculture business owners should know, as follows:#1 – You’re allowed to do a 1031 Exchange on your Farmland Should you wish to sell your existing farm land and buy like kind property, this exchange should qualify for tax deferred treatment, meaning you don’t have to pay the tax currently... #2 – The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 changed the rules for Farmers The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 (Tax Reform) brought huge changes to the tax structure in the United States and the agriculture industry was not exempt...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

  • Agribusiness Global Australia, Western Australia, Cottesloe

    Business Title: Agribusiness Global Alliance
    Job Title: President
    About: Main site at www.iagribusiness.com. We are the world's 1st 100% online industry advancement group for the world's largest industry: Agribusiness, we grow you Other sites listed at www.about.me/Agribusiness
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, All Others

    AgFuse Administrator United States, SC, Blenheim

    Business Title: AgFuse LLC
    Job Title: Adminstrator
    About: AgFuse is a social media network created specifically to connect farmers and agriculture professionals throughout the world.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Kevin Sparenberg United States, IN, Crown Point

    Business Title: Sparenberg Services
    Job Title: Owner
    About: Retired but still active with instructional design projects.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Linda Batch United States, KY, Access

    Job Title: Model
    About: Humble, Gentle, Caring and Understanding with an everblazing smile. I love to take a walk in the evenings and explore nature to its fullest. I am a respecter of all persons regardless of status and age. I believe in the 'live and let live' theory and i love being down to earth. I have been single for five years now and i thought it was time to move on with someone i could call a soulmate.
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Elli Banini Ghana, Greater Accra Region, Accra

    Business Title: Banini Farms
    Job Title: CEO
    Interests: Corn, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Agribusiness Insurance Advisors

    Public
    We are an insurance agency dedicated to providing competitive insurance and risk transfer solutions that protect farms, families and agribusiness companies that we serve.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Marketing, Agribusiness, Ag Issues in Washington, Cover Crops, Irrigation, Organic, Precision Ag, Timber Production, Canola, Rice, Hogs

    Agribusiness Global

    Public
    For people keen on improving the world\'s largest industry: #Agribusiness (#Food #Fiber #Biofuels) We grow you. Tweets, follows, links, likes, RTs ? endorsement
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Farm Finance and Management

    Public
    Here’s a group to discuss all of the finance and management decisions that need to be made when operating a farm.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Ag Policy

    Public
    A group for sharing and discussing ag policy updates regarding farm bill programs, conservation programs, crop insurance and just general ag policy out of Washington.
    Interest: Ag Issues in Washington

    Nationwide Farm Insurance

    Public
    Our commitment to agriculture began in 1909, through decades of service we have earned our position as the #1 farm insurer in the country. Let our expertise help protect your future.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Rice, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Agribusiness

    Ag Talk With The Ag Doc

    Public
    All things agronomy! Get the latest news, research, and interviews with leaders in the world of agriculture. Hosted by Dr. Curtis Livesay, CCA, of Dynamite Ag.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    AgFunder

    Public
    An online investment marketplace and daily news service covering the technologies and innovations shaping the agriculture markets globally.
    Interest: Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Canadian Agriculture & Equipment

    Public
    If You work in Agriculture or a business supporting it, you need to join this group. Let\'s connect and help each other out.
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Specialty/Vegetable, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Beef Cattle, Dairy, Poultry, Hogs, Specialty, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Key Agriculture Tax Planning Strategies for Year End 2019 – Part 1

    By Tyler Davis

    Published 2 weeks ago

    This is the first of a two-part series focusing on tax savings, planning opportunities, and other tax considerations for farmers and agriculture businesses for year-end 2019. Part I focuses on when a farming taxpayer has higher than expected earnings in 2019 while Part II, which will be published on AgFuse... One of the major tax planning opportunities for farmers is the ability to make an income averaging election, which is discussed in detail in The Top 10 Accounting & Tax Benefits for Farmers & Farming Businesses. As discussed in this article, Certain qualifying farming businesses can elect to be taxed on an average tax rate of their running three years of income... For further details, please see this IRS chart2019 IRA Deduction Limits - Effect of Modified AGI on Deduction if You Are Covered by a Retirement Plan at Work | Internal Revenue Service2017 IRA Deduction Limits - Effect of Modified AGI on Deduction if You Are Covered by a Retirement Plan at WorkOne final tax planning opportunity relating to capital gains triggered in 2019 is to put those capital gains in a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    1031 Exchanges and Farm Land: 5 Things that Landowners Need to Know

    By Tyler Davis

    Published 4 months ago

    A 1031 Exchange is a tax-deferred swap program in which farmers and others in the agriculture industry can participate. Farmland, vacant land, and certain agriculture assets are considered real estate assets under the Internal Revenue Code... While there has been extensive guidance and content on 1031 Exchanges in the context of residential, retail, office, and industrial properties, there is a lack of content on how 1031 exchanges apply to the agriculture industry. I have identified five items that all farmers and agriculture business owners should know, as follows:#1 – You’re allowed to do a 1031 Exchange on your Farmland Should you wish to sell your existing farm land and buy like kind property, this exchange should qualify for tax deferred treatment, meaning you don’t have to pay the tax currently... #2 – The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 changed the rules for Farmers The Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017 (Tax Reform) brought huge changes to the tax structure in the United States and the agriculture industry was not exempt...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Top 10 Accounting & Tax Benefits for Farmers & Farming Businesses

    By Tyler Davis

    Published 2 months ago

    Farmers and Agribusiness Companies are granted certain tax breaks and industry-specific deductions from the IRS... Farms with less than $25 Million of Average Gross Receipts can use the Cash Basis of AccountingCompanies, including farms, with less than $25 million in average annual gross receipts for the past three years, can elect to use either the cash or accrual method of accounting... Farmers with under $25m in average gross receipts are allowed to use the cash method, which allows them to record crop sales in the year the cash is received and to record expenses when the payments are actually made... Unit-Livestock-Price MethodFarmers who use this method for valuing livestock must group livestock together by their type and age. Then, the taxpayer must apply a standard price for each type or group of animals/age...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Ag Health and Safety Alliance

    By David Sullivan Ag Safety

    Published 7 months ago

    We are an international nonprofit organization, registered in the US and Canada, that focuses on health and safety for the next generation of agriculture We collect this data via a survey completed by students. With our international standardized survey we can now compare students from US, Canada, Australia, Denmark and Sweden. Doing our part to help protect the most noble industry on this planet. ...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    The Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

    By Benjamin Pezzillo

    Published 9 months ago

    By now you have probably heard about Qualified Opportunity Zones. But did you know QOZs are not limited to the urban core?QOZs were chosen by local and state officials out of each individual state's Low Income Census Tracts. Each state's lists was submitted to the federal government for review and approval. California's approved list was released in Q2 2018. So what are the benefits of investing capital gains in property in a QOZ?-- Deferral of Capital Gains Tax owed-- Elimination of Capital Gains Tax liability on future Capital Gains from the investment in a QOZSo what's the catch?-- The subject property must be located within a Qualified Opportunity Zone (QOZ)-- Ownership of the property must transfer to a special purpose vehicle called a Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund-- The original property owner may be limited in the equity they can hold in the QOZ project-- To maintain QOZ status, the project must make substantial improvements to the property within 30 months of acquisition by the QOZ Fund-- Substantial improvements must be equal to or greater than the cost basis for the subject property-- For maximum Capital Gains Tax shelter, the QOZ Project must operate for 10 years and one dayGot questions or want to know if your property is located in a QOZ? I am happy to chat...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    The Tax Benefits of Conservation Easements

    By Tyler Davis

    Published 1 month ago

    Conservation easements have grown in popularity in recent years, partly due to the impactful tax benefits available to the donor... Certain agricultural workers can take up to 100% of their income as a charitable contribution in a given year (the same carryforward rules apply should the amount of the total conservation easement charitable contribution deduction exceed 100% their taxable income)... Therefore, in order to mitigate the effect of the decreased property value and to encourage landowners to consider this program, the IRS increased the amount of tax benefits associated with the conservation easement initiative in 2015... Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 2031(c) allows taxpayers to exclude a percentage of the value of land subject to a conservation easement from the taxpayer’s taxable estate at death (the basic rule is forty percent (40%) but could be slightly modified depending on the fact pattern of the taxpayer... SVN Saunders Ralston Dantzler is leading agricultural land and commercial brokerage and development based in Lakeland, FL...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Blockchain Technology: A Lifeline to Small-Scale Farmers

    By Gregory Heilers

    Published 2 years, 7 months ago

    Technology has been an integral part of agriculture since at least 5,000 years ago, documented through the use of ploughs in ancient Sumeria... Still, some in the industry are unsure of the latest development to disrupt agriculture... The result? Walmart’s VP of food safety, Frank Yiannis, stated the company was “encouraged” by the potential for reducing the timeline of investigations into food-borne illness from weeks to seconds... If blockchain technology can help farmers and food producers from the developing world, as well as multi-national mega-corporations, why not streamline and accelerate the distribution of your products?What is the blockchain, and how are these applications disrupting agriculture?In a nutshell, blockchain technology is creating new economic opportunities through decentralization, while enhancing security. To better understand the blockchain, and its potential impact on the agricultural industry, I sat down with Edwin Luk (Twitter: @EdwinLuk8175), a partner at Sysconverge and advisor to the Blockchain Advisory Council...

    Citizens Weekly Newsletter February 22, 2019

    By Angie Setzer

    Published 9 months ago

    · Headlines Thursday claimed China is willing to purchase another $30 billion worth of US agricultural products. This would be a huge development as reports indicate the purchases would be in addition to the estimated $20 billion in pre-trade war imports, taking the total US agricultural import figure to $50 billion... Obviously, anything less than an agreement or an extension indicating an agreement is close could weigh heavily on the market... We are seeing some point to slower than expected corn sales as a negative factor, though shipments still remain above what is needed to make USDA expectations and this year’s export pace has been a little against trend with many of the sales made much earlier than normal due to limited global supply availability the last half of the year... · The USDA also released its Ag Outlook Forum figures this week...

    Categories: Agribusiness

    5 reasons to choose chitosan oligosaccharide in organic agriculture

    By Darren Chan

    Published 10 months ago

    In the application of agricultural production, chitosan oligosaccharides not only make crops grow better and robust, but also has obvious effects in stress resistance and pest resistance... This makes it an important role in agricultural production as a new type of green production... Inducing the production of plant resistance proteinsChitosan oligosaccharides and their derivatives can induce plants to produce resistance proteins against pathogens... The role of chitosan oligosaccharides in agricultureChitosan oligosaccharides have wide adaptability to plants, good affinity, no toxicity, no side effects, no harm to humans and animals, biodegradability, no soiling in the soil, slow degradation to small molecular carbohydrates, no pollution to the environment, an excellent pure natural ecological preparation... Used for seed storage to reduce seed handling procedures...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Irrigation, Organic

    Diversity in Agriculture: How Diverse & Inclusive is the Industry?:

    By AgCareers.com Team

    Published 1 years, 5 months ago

    At AgCareers. com we recognize that as agriculture itself has diversified, so has its workforce... While there's a lot of talk about diversity in agriculture, we wanted data to back up the statement that the industry generally embraces and supports diversity in the workplace... No longer is there a typical employee in agriculture; rather we've outgrown stereotypes about the demographics of our industry... Perhaps most encouraging were the organizational demographics key findings pertaining to diversity in agriculture:Females are represented as diverse talent at 83% of organizations...

    Categories: Agribusiness

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    4 weeks ago

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    Posted By Ag Policy
    3 years, 11 months ago

    "Farmers and the rest of rural America were key to putting Donald Trump into the White House, energized by his attacks on overregulation and promises of tax reform. Veteran farm-policy hands say regulatory relief will be the new administration’s first order of business for agriculture."
    http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/the-trump-effect-on-ag-issues-in-washington
    Global Economic #Commodity & #Futures Calendar

    US/Japanese trade talks resume today
    U.S. layoffs are at 50-year low
    March U.S. durable goods orders expected to improve
    7-year T-note auction to yield near 2.41%

    US/Japanese trade talks resume today -- Top Japanese officials will be in Washington over the next two days. Japanese Prime Minister Abe will meet with President Trump on Friday with key issues including trade tensions and North Korea. Japan's foreign and defense ministers will also meet with their counterparts on Friday, according to the U.S. State Department.

    Before tomorrow's Trump-Abe summit, there will be US/Japanese trade and currency talks today, according to Reuters. Japanese Finance Minister Aso will meet today with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin to discuss a currency agreement. Also, Economy Minister Motegi will meet today with USTR Lighthizer on trade, continuing their talks that began early last week. Last week's Lighthizer-Motegi talks focused on agriculture and autos and they agreed to discuss digital trade in the future.

    In the first year of President Trump's term, Japan refused to engage in bilateral trade talks and said that if the U.S. wanted improved trade terms with Japan then the U.S. could simply rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which President Trump withdrew from as...To continue, Visit http://ccstrade.com/blog
    #Grain #Futures Comments

    -US/China trade negotiations may be in the home stretch
    -Canadian canola planted area in question amid Chinese dispute
    -South Korea continues aggressive corn buying
    -No USDA sales announcements
    -Brazilian cane processing expected to remain strongly for ethanol
    -Corn belt rains remain regular, but drier Northern Plains outlook favorable


    Ag markets were generally firm overnight on continued US/China trade talk optimism. The Financial Times reported officials apparently have “resolved” most issues needed for a trade deal, but are still hung up over issues related to implementation and enforcement of an agreement. Top officials begin meetings again today in Washington. Precip ideas over the coming 10-day period remain the lightest across far western belt locations, which is a favorable development for Northern Plains planting prospects. The EIA’s weekly energy report is out this morning.

    * Canadian officials reported the Chinese customs...
    To continue, Visit http://ccstrade.com/blog 

    Posted By Ag Policy
    1 years, 5 months ago

    https://www.agriculture.com/markets/newswire/us-pursues-action-on-poultry-beef-biotech-crops-in-china-trade-talks-official

    Posted By Ag Policy
    2 years, 2 months ago

    http://www.southeastfarmpress.com/legislative/tax-reform-immigration-trade-key-issues-agriculture

    Posted By Ag Policy
    3 years, 9 months ago

    "The policy issues under serious discussion in Washington, D.C. are many, but two in particular top the list of priorities for U.S. farmers – immigration and trade—according to Mary Kay Thatcher, senior director of congressional relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF). And while farm lobbyists watch those issues play out, hope is high that tax reform is on the way."
    http://www.agweb.com/article/immigration-trade-top-policy-to-do-list-for-ag-naa-susan-skiles-luke/

    Posted By Ag Policy
    3 years, 12 months ago

    “'Rural America clearly made a difference in this election,' says Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall. 'Now it’s time for our newly elected leaders to turn up for rural America and keep their campaign promises by addressing the issues that matter to people who sent them to Washington.'”
    http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/can-farm-groups-and-trump-work-out-their-differences

    Posted By Ag Policy
    3 years, 1 month ago

    "Sam Clovis and Kathleen Merrigan covered a lot of issues in their forum hosted by the Farm Foundation on Wednesday morning at the National Press Club in Washington."
    https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/perspectives/blogs/ag-policy-blog/blog-post/2016/10/19/deeper-details-candidates-farm-bill

    Posted By Farmers Under Forty
    2 days ago

    https://agfuse.com/article/surviving-a-sick-day-as-a-small-farmer