Mixing business funds and personal funds: Just don’t do it

It can be so easy to do in any type of business, but especially one that is family-run like a farm…. Mixing personal funds with business funds. Money moves from one account to another often start out small and happen on rare occasion, but they can quickly pick up in size and frequency. Trust us … Continued

Important Questions All Farmers Should Ask Their Accountant

Whether you are new to farming, or a seasoned pro, one thing is for sure- partnering with an experienced accountant is a must. When it comes to questions you can ask your accountant, the list is endless. In this blog, we tackle five important ones. Are you well-versed in my industry? This simple but vital … Continued

Farming & Fishing Businesses Face March 1, 2022 Tax Deadline

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued an important reminder to taxpayers with income from a farming of fishing business. Those receiving this type of income should file and pay their entire tax amount due by Tuesday, March 1, 2022. This applies to taxpayers who did not make estimated tax payments. More information can be … Continued

The Benefits of Excellent Record Keeping

Just how meticulous are you about keeping detailed records for the finances for your farm? Most folks do a decent job, but when you kick it up a notch you can really see the benefits that excellent record keeping can provide. We encourage business owners to track every dollar coming in and out of the … Continued

Exploring Loan Options for Farmers

Many farmers and agribusiness professionals are not aware of the various financial assistance opportunities that are available to them. In this blog, we will talk about the loan options offered by the USDA. Funds are available to those just starting out in agribusiness and to experienced professionals. The following programs are available: Loans to purchase … Continued

Employee or Independent Contractor?

Many agribusinesses have seasonal workers who may be considered employees or independent contractors. Let’s look at the differences between each.

Getting Started with QuickBooks (For Farmers)

Get The Most Out Of Your Farming Accounting Software By Linda Lehman – Senior Staff Accountant As the owner of a farm, whether it’s a small family farm or a large operation, there is considerable activity when it comes to keeping track of your business income and expenditures.  This not only includes payments you receive … Continued

What Are The Best Farm Accounting Softwares?

If you’re in the business of agriculture, you know the value of a hard-earned dollar. Just like any business, farming requires tact and grit to sustain your operation for years to come. You’re already familiar with the physical work that goes into managing a farm, but what about bookkeeping? What accounting software is best for … Continued

Cash Accounting or Accrual Accounting: Which is right for your agribusiness?

When it comes to keeping track of the revenue coming into your agribusiness, and the expenses you take on during day-to-day operations, you essentially have two different types of accounting methods to choose from. You have likely heard of them…. cash accounting and accrual accounting. It is important to understand the difference between the two … Continued