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e8d766 NewsJanuary 13, 2021

The Paycheck Protection Program, or “PPP,” was a lifeline for small businesses across the country in 2020 including many farm and ranch operations. Well, it is back in a new and improved form for 2021, and it will offer a valuable opportunity for farms and ranches that continued to suffer a decline in revenue later in 2020. For example, any business dependent on weddings like cut flower... Read More »

e8d766 NewsJanuary 13, 2021

One of 2020’s bright spots (yes there were a few) came as the year drew to a much awaited close. On December 27th, the president signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 into law. This law covers a lot of ground, but its primary emphasis is to bring another round of financial relief for a nation still struggling to survive amidst the unrelenting coronavirus crisis. Several... Read More »

e8d766 NewsJanuary 12, 2021

A long time ago, I walked into the kitchen of my childhood home and announced to my mom, “I’m going to be a farmer when I grow up!” She quickly shot back, “Oh no you aren’t!” I didn’t realize it at the time, but she was speaking of things kept hidden from her children: the stress and the difficulty of a farming lifestyle. My belief in the eminence of agriculture was unshaken, but my mother... Read More »

e8d766 NewsDecember 17, 2020

Hello farmers, ranchers, and our agricultural community as a whole!

It’s almost 2021 and here at Farm Commons, we are especially excited because the new year is bringing... Read More »

e8d766 NewsDecember 03, 2020

Crop insurance has been an important part of farming for the last half-century or longer, and is becoming more and more important as farming becomes an increasingly risky endeavor. The basic gist is that you sign up and pay premiums (like you would with car or health insurance) and in exchange, if your crops are damaged by hail storms, disease, drought, fire, flooding, insect damage or any of... Read More »

e8d766 NewsDecember 03, 2020

Here at Farm Commons, our job is to tell you what the law is. Your job is to decide what it should be – and we point you to experts like the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC) to facilitate that conversation. We do keep tabs on what’s happening in the farm law arena that could affect farm law businesses, however. You noticed we... Read More »

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