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  • Impact of Final Opportunity Zone Regulations on Farmers & Agribusinesses

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Jan 8

    On December 19, 2019, Treasury released the final regulations for the much-discussed Opportunity Zone program... While we will discuss these in detail, taxpayers must first have a solid understanding of the basic Opportunity Zone rules and benefits. The Opportunity Zone initiative was enacted as part of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017... These rules provide multiple tax benefits and incentives to taxpayers who invest in businesses or properties that are located within designated Opportunity Zones. The zones themselves were proposed by each state and approved by the federal government and are commonly referred to as Qualified Opportunity Zones...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    The Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

    By Benjamin Pezzillo

    Published Feb 28, 2019

    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

    Farm Community Announcements & Insights

    Public
    Here’s a place to spread the word concerning announcements that the whole ag community may be interested in.
    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

    Mark Smith United States, ME, Unity

    Business Title: DirigoAg, LLC
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Hemp, Soil, Water

    Nirvana Cable Tanzania, Arusha, Arusha

    Business Title: Community Wealth Foundry
    Job Title: Safari Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... ”She’s also concerned about the effects these products may have on non-target species, pointing out that there have been studies where this particular fungus has occluded every other fungus in the community...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Top 5 Reasons Why Black Oats Are The Best Beginner's Cover Crop

    By Cover Crops

    Published Sep 14, 2018

    It's a fact: cover crops tend to make good farmers into great farmers and average farmers into bad farmers. Cover crops work. But, management is key and the learning curve can be steep. If you've been sitting on the sidelines in the past but are interested in jumping on the cover crop bandwagon, don't be intimidated... Black oats have a fairly wide window of planting opportunity compared to other covers...

    Categories: Cover Crops

  • Mark Smith United States, ME, Unity

    Business Title: DirigoAg, LLC
    Job Title: Owner
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Cover Crops, Ag Issues in Washington, Precision Ag, Organic, Irrigation, Timber Production, Marketing, Agribusiness, Hemp, Soil, Water

    Nirvana Cable Tanzania, Arusha, Arusha

    Business Title: Community Wealth Foundry
    Job Title: Safari Entrepreneur-in-Residence
    Interests: Specialty/Vegetable, Beef Cattle, Specialty, Cover Crops, Organic, Agribusiness

    AhmedEltigani Elmansouri United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Dubai

    Business Title: Eltigani Dairy Consultancy
    Job Title: CEO
    About: I am helping Dairy farmers and Dairy farm community to transform their life in finding opportunities to help them kill their debts and to have extra money to hire helpers so they could have extra time to spend with their loved ones . I have successfully done this in Alrawabi Dairy Company which I have transformed it from small dairy farm to multimillion market leader dairy company ( https://youtu.be/kWVubOSem6k)
    Interests: Beef Cattle, Dairy, Agribusiness

  • Farm Community Announcements & Insights

    Public
    Here’s a place to spread the word concerning announcements that the whole ag community may be interested in.
    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

    AgNet West Radio Network

    Public
    California\'s real farm radio, providing current, relevant, and interesting agriculture news. We are proud to serve the agriculture community. AgNet West is based in California.
    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

    FarmLead

    Public
    FarmLead is a digital marketplace that offers farmers the opportunity to engage in grain marketing online or from mobile devices. Grains buyers and sellers can list, negotiate and finalize grain deals
    Interest: Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Grain Sorghum, Marketing, Agribusiness

  • Impact of Final Opportunity Zone Regulations on Farmers & Agribusinesses

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Jan 8

    On December 19, 2019, Treasury released the final regulations for the much-discussed Opportunity Zone program... While we will discuss these in detail, taxpayers must first have a solid understanding of the basic Opportunity Zone rules and benefits. The Opportunity Zone initiative was enacted as part of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017... These rules provide multiple tax benefits and incentives to taxpayers who invest in businesses or properties that are located within designated Opportunity Zones. The zones themselves were proposed by each state and approved by the federal government and are commonly referred to as Qualified Opportunity Zones...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    The Opportunity in Opportunity Zones

    By Benjamin Pezzillo

    Published Feb 28, 2019

    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

    What Farmers Need to Know About Mycorrhizae

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Nov 2, 2018

    If someone asked you, “How do plants take up the water and nutrients they need?” you’d probably tell them through the roots. But did you know that for many crops, those roots aren’t working alone?That’s because most plant species associate with mycorrhizal fungi. What is mycorrhizal fungi? University of Alberta biological scientist JC Cahill says that mycorrhizas are actually the interaction between a fungus and a plant. Although there are many different types of mycorrhizae, the only one crop farmers need to be concerned about is arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF), as 65% of plant species associate with it... ”She’s also concerned about the effects these products may have on non-target species, pointing out that there have been studies where this particular fungus has occluded every other fungus in the community...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    Top 5 Reasons Why Black Oats Are The Best Beginner's Cover Crop

    By Cover Crops

    Published Sep 14, 2018

    It's a fact: cover crops tend to make good farmers into great farmers and average farmers into bad farmers. Cover crops work. But, management is key and the learning curve can be steep. If you've been sitting on the sidelines in the past but are interested in jumping on the cover crop bandwagon, don't be intimidated... Black oats have a fairly wide window of planting opportunity compared to other covers...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    How to Time Cover Crop Termination and Get an Effective Burndown

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jul 1, 2019

    With May 2018 to April 2019 being the wettest 12-month period on record, according to NOAA, many farmers across the nation were forced to delay planting. In fact, for the first time on record, less than half of corn was planted by May 19, says the USDA. Even by June 2, “both corn and soybean planting were proceeding at a record slow pace... If the forecast is calling for it to be dry and there’s an opportunity to get in the field and spray, Reed suggests going ahead and terminating it... “In some years based on the weather, it’s going to make sense to kill that cover crop earlier, in other years there might be an opportunity to let that cover crop get bigger,” he says...

    Categories: Cover Crops

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

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Aug 2, 2019

    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. As much, farmers and others are able to utilize Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1031 in order to defer tax upon the disposition of farmland and acquisition of a “like-kind” piece of property. Section 1031 exchanges, which originally began in the 1920’s, have seen numerous tweaks and changes over the years to get us to the rules that are in place today... The same improvements might also qualify as Substantially Improving a qualifying investment through an Opportunity Zone Fund when additional Opportunity Zone guidance is issued in the Fall/Winter of 2019...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Top 10 Accounting & Tax Benefits for Farmers & Farming Businesses

    By Tyler Davis

    Published Sep 11, 2019

    Farmers and Agribusiness Companies are granted certain tax breaks and industry-specific deductions from the IRS. The service understands both the complexities and constraints of farmers as well as their essential role in our nation's economy. I have listed out the top ten most important tax benefits, accounting methods, and tax deductions related to farmers. 1... But, given the number of farm-specific rules and regulations previous mentioned, there is a bigger tax planning opportunity for taxpayers in this industry with both higher than expected earnings and lower than expected earnings...

    Categories: Ag Issues in Washington, Agribusiness

    Food System 6 Accelerator Announces Their 5th Cohort of Entrepreneurs

    By Melissa Rouse

    Published Feb 19

    The six innovations that are participating in this year’s cohort are solving for a range of sustainability and community-focused challenges – addressing such issues as regenerative agriculture, food waste, and fair labor standards for farmers and food-workers... Firebrand Artisan Breads – Using the craft of baking to create high-quality jobs and a thriving, engaged community... Each participating innovation is tackling an issue that is foundational to increasing the health and vitality of our food and community ecosystems... “Before FS6, I was just a person trying to solve a problem for myself and the community,” said FS6 Cohort 3 entrepreneur, Julia Niiro (MilkRun)... * The FS6 impact pillars are adapted fromWhole Measures for Community Food Systems, a values-based strategic planning and evaluation framework developed by the Center for Whole Communities and the Community Food Security Coalition...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Marketing, Specialty

    When is it Too Late to Seed Cover Crops?

    By Laura Barrera

    Published Jan 29, 2019

    If you’re a farmer, at some point you’ll likely experience a late harvest, whether it’s due to Mother Nature or an equipment problem. And if you plan on seeding your cover crops after your crops are off, you have the added challenge of trying to get them seeded in a timely manner. Depending on how late it gets, you may wonder whether it’s even worth seeding them at all. It leads to the question: Is it ever too late to seed cover crops?The short answer: It depends... Always Be PreparedThe best way to set yourself up for success when seeding a cover crop late is to be prepared to go as soon as the opportunity presents itself...

    Categories: Cover Crops

    20 Years Later: What Roundup Ready Crops Taught Us About Weed Management

    By Amanda Allworth

    Published Aug 21, 2018

    It’s been over two decades since the first Roundup Ready crops were planted in commercial fields. At the time of introduction, the technology was revolutionary for farmers, who found a highly effective and convenient chemistry to control a broad spectrum of weeds. Roundup Ready corn and soybeans quickly became the norm in fields across the United States, and as a result, application of glyphosate increased dramatically... The agricultural community certainly made mistakes with the introduction and use of Roundup Ready technology... We’ve essentially been given a do-over with this new technology, and we shouldn’t take this opportunity for granted...

  • Posted By Amanda Allworth
    Aug 21, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/20-years-later-what-roundup-ready-crops-taught-us-about-weed-management

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    Sep 14, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/top-5-reasons-why-black-oats-are-the-best-beginner-039-s-cover-crop-1

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    Mar 30, 2018

    https://agfuse.com/article/improve-yields-with-crop-scouting-apps

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    May 18, 2018

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    Mar 29, 2018

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    Mar 1, 2019

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