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washington,blueberries

EASTERN WASHINGTON - A BOOMING BLUEBERRY REGION

#DidYouKnow that Washington State continually ranks as one of the top blueberry-producing states in the nation? Until recently, most blueberries grown in the state were grown in Western Washington where the acidic soils closely match the blueberries’ native habitat. Today, 40% of Washington’s...Read more
Apples,Global Shipping, Farmers

EMPTY SHIPPING CONTAINERS ARE DISRUPTING WASHINGTON'S AG EXPORTS

Throughout Washington State agricultural products that should be on their way to Europe and Asia via container ships are instead at a standstill. Demand is strong but COVID-19 has unexpectedly affected the global shipping market in a way that experts did not anticipate. When the pandemic began last...Read more
Thanksgiving,farming,agriculture,pandemic

HOW WILL THE PANDEMIC AFFECT THANKSGIVING?

Throughout the country turkey farmers and retailers alike have had to roll the dice: what would pandemic Thanksgiving look like? Would Thanksgiving be cancelled? The coronavirus pandemic will interrupt 50 years of steadily increasing turkey consumption and holiday traditions may change for good...Read more
farmers,wheat harvest,combine

FARMING NAMED MOST RESPECTED PROFESSION IN U.S.

Farming and agriculture were recently named Gallup Inc.’s most respected profession, a first in the poll’s twenty-year history. Gallup, an international polling and consulting company, polled Americans this summer on their overall view of several business sectors. Respondents were asked whether...Read more
How will the wildfires affect the 2020 wine harvest

WILL THE 2020 WINE VINTAGE GO EXTINCT?

Wineries across the West Coast are facing difficult decisions as the recent wildfires have caused what some are calling the single worst disaster the community has ever faced. After the fires subsided California, Oregon and Washington were blanketed with smoke that hovered for days. This smoke can...Read more
Wallla Walla County Dryland CRP Farm for sale, AgTradeGroup, Farm Brokers

LIFE AFTER CRP - RETURNING LAND TO CROPS

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), administered by the USDA’s Farm Service Agency, is the largest land retirement program in the United States. The voluntary retirement of land provides numerous benefits related to soil erosion, water quality, wildlife habitat provision, and other...Read more
LAND INVESTMENT EXPO 2021

LAND INVESTMENT EXPO 2021

Mark your calendars for the 14th Annual Land Investment Expo! The Land Expo attracts the best and brightest minds in agriculture and has become the nation’s premier ag-related conference. January 12, 2021, Iowa Events Center, Downtown Des Moines CLICK HERE TO REGISTER .....Read more
Apple and Pear Orchard for Sale in Yakima County, Washington

LARGEST APPLE-GROWING REGION IN WASHINGTON STATE

Spanning from Naches to the Tri-Cities, Yakima Valley is the largest apple-growing region in Washington State. Yakima County is geographically divided by Ahtanum Ridge and Rattlesnake Ridge. This region produces high-quality apples of every variety and is known for its early beginning and late...Read more
How to maximize your 2020 NOL to get five year's income tax refunds

MAXIMIZE YOUR 2020 NOL TO GET FIVE YEAR'S INCOME TAX REFUNDS

Published on Aug 7, 2020 by Peoples Company The CARES Act passed earlier this year made major changes to many income tax provisions including the ability for all taxpayers to carry back net operating losses (NOL) five years. The previous law only allowed farmers to carry back losses two years. The...Read more
Farmland Sellers and Capital Gains Taxes on Sale, what to do about capital gains taxes on farmland

FARMLAND SELLERS AND CAPITAL GAINS TAXES ON SALE

We have worked with many agricultural landowners who are reluctant to sell long-held farms due to potentially massive capital gains taxes that may be incurred. Because many of these farms have been held by the same family for multiple generations, the seller’s basis in the land can be a small...Read more

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