Agriculture Conference 2018


This includes sessions from the conference: Agriculture Conference 2018

Standard: $299.00

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Welcome and Introduction & New Farm Bill

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Welcome and Introduction & New Farm Bill


Identification: AG1801

A look at some key features and timing for the new farm bill

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Standard: $49.00

Navigating the Push-Pull Farm Economy

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Navigating the Push-Pull Farm Economy


Identification: AG1802

The non-farm economy is humming along very well. A record stock market, near full employment, low inflation and low interest rates all contribute to a sense of optimism about 2018 and beyond. But the farm economy is a different story. This is the push-pull phase of the farm economy. Many producers are in great financial shape and want to push ahead with new expansion plans because they see great opportunities ahead. At the same time a smaller number of producers are struggling with high debt levels, low earnings, and declining equity. 2018 could be the most challenging year of the great farm economic correction.

  • Audience members will gain a better insight into the financial pressures faced by producers. 
  • The accounting profession will gain insight into how they can assist their customers during this period of economic difficulty. 
  • Moving from a strict service provider to a solutions provider will be encouraged. 
  • Information about the state of the next Farm Bill will be provided.

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Standard: $49.00

What is Happening in Washington

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What is Happening in Washington


Identification: AG1803

Federal tax legislative update

  • Understand political,procedural, budgetary, economic, and other factors affecting US tax policy.

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Standard: $49.00

Commodity Update

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Commodity Update


Identification: AG18S1

How to help your clients manage price risk

  • Educating accountants on proper use of commodity options

Speaker(s):
  • Mark Gold, Managing Partner, TopThird Ag Marketing
Standard: $49.00

Welcome and Introduction & Wine, Nut and Fruit Industry Update

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Welcome and Introduction & Wine, Nut and Fruit Industry Update


Identification: AG1804

Providing an update on new tax laws and the impact on the agriculture industry

  • Ensure attendees understand new key tax laws 
  • Identify tax matters that need to be analyzed further for each taxpayer

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Standard: $49.00

Financial Distress Tax Issues

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Financial Distress Tax Issues


Identification: AG1805

In many sectors of the agricultural economy, the financial condition for producers remains difficult. This can present unique issues for tax practitioners. This session covers various tax issues associated with clients in financial distress. Form 982 attributes, insolvency, bankruptcy tax issues, and tax issues associated with the sale of farm/ranch assets will be addressed.

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • Identify tax issues unique to clients that are in financial distress
  • Apply tax planning opportunities to avoid additional tax problems for such clients

Speaker(s):
  • Roger McEowen, JD, Kansas Farm Bureau Professor of Agricultural Law and Taxation, Washburn University School of Law
Standard: $49.00

Entity Structuring Post-2017

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Entity Structuring Post-2017


Identification: AG1806

Attend this session to learn how agricultural enterprises might be structured to take advantage of the changing landscape under tax reform. Compare the results of the 21% tax on C corporations to the benefits of Section 199A, the qualified business income deduction.

By the end of this session, the attendee should be able to: 

  • Understand and compare the taxation of C corporation and non-C corporation farming activities 
  • Recognize the nuances associated with entity structuring, such as the deductibility of state income taxes, the effect of nondeductible expenses and limitations associated with the Section 199A deduction.

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Standard: $49.00

Agriculture Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

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Agriculture Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act


Identification: AG1807

QBIA, wage limitation, excess business losses, interest expense limitations: where is the simplicity in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act promised to us? Agricultural taxation is now more complex than ever. Attend this session for the most up-to-date information from the Vice-Chair of the AICPA Tax Executive Committee, who happens to be a national speaker on agricultural tax matters.

By the end of this session, the participant will have: 

  • Gained an appreciation for the complexity of the Section 199A deduction for qualified business income, including the many limitations that reduce its effectiveness. 
  • Understand which farmers and producers are not subject to preproductive cost capitalization, interest deduction limitations and wage restrictions on the deductibility of expenses.

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Standard: $49.00

How to Benchmark Ag Data

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How to Benchmark Ag Data


Identification: AG1808

This session will discuss the value of financial benchmarking for agricultural operations. We will take a look at benchmark data from FINBIN, the largest public database in the country. Whole farm, crop and dairy performance will be reviewed. In addition, we will discuss some of the challenges in benchmarking financial information.

  • Understand the value of financial benchmarking for agricultural operations.
  • Understand some of the challenges of financial benchmarking.
  • Recognize the variability in producer performance and understand some of the factors that contribute to it.

Speaker(s):
  • Robert H. Craven, Director, Center for Farm Financial Mgmt, University of Minnesota
Standard: $49.00

Ag GAAP Update

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Ag GAAP Update


Identification: AG1809

Overview of recent changes to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and their impact on the financial statements of agricultural producers.

1. Identify recent changes to generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). 

2. Recognize the impact of recent GAAP changes to financial statements.

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