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Agribusiness / Forestry

Accounting & Assurance for Profitable Production

The F&D Agribusiness Industry Practice Group and F&D Forestry and Timberland Practice are nationally-recognized advisors for companies that grow, process and market agricultural goods. Our specialists provide tax, accounting and assurance services for investors and management in:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Operations and cash flow
  • Real estate financing
  • Tax planning
  • Compliance opportunities for estates, trust and individual wealth
  • Tax deductions for equipment, land, crops and ranching
  • Enterprises owning land and forestry
  • Timberland investment management organizations (TIMOs)
  • Timber real estate investment trusts (REITs)
  • Sustainability for Agribusiness

    Sustainability for the industry includes accounting and risk advisory services to improve operations, cash flow and inventory controls through the application of proprietary tax and assurance methodologies.

    Other critical issues are working with financial experts to protect your assets from a volatile market and rising prices.

  • Competitive Landscape

    Domestic and international accounting issues affecting the agribusiness industry in the United States and abroad impacts poultry and egg production, dairy operations and the export and import of crops and animal production.

  • Agricultural Support Services

    The US farm support services industry includes about 8,500 companies with combined annual revenue of about $13 billion. Among all US farm support service providers, half specialize in crops and half in livestock. However, crop-related activities account for 75 percent of total farm support service revenue. This industry includes companies that support crop and animal farm operations but don’t themselves harvest crops, raise farm animals or own farmland.

    Frazier & Deeter has provided accounting, auditing and tax services for agriculture and farming support businesses such as farm management, equipment wholesalers and manufacturers, processing plants, agriculture biotechnology, veterinary and stud services, food service and beverage industry and professional service firms who have expertise in labor and immigration, patents and technology.

  • Agribusiness Regulatory Considerations

    Federal institutions such as the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) watch over health, safety and environmental concerns. The agribusiness industry is experiencing increasing competition for resources such as land and water.

    Every five years, the federal Farm Bill determines any revisions, updates or renewals in financial support to farmers; major changes can significantly impact operations and fiscal strength. Because there is a trend of consolidation in the industry, our Agribusiness Practice Group can help ensure that your financial statements and required auditing services provide transparency, while optimizing your cash flow and operations.

    Immigration laws are an issue to monitor closely since the 2016 election. This has already proven a critical obstacle for farming and ranching operations in prior years

  • REIT Services

    We have extensive experience working with Timber REITS. We audit and manage tax compliance and consulting for all size timber funds to satisfy investors and institutions in the U.S. and internationally. Our REIT services apply the knowledge of our team’s collective 50 years of REIT experience.

    We are members of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and are ready to bring our insight to you and your organization. Our timber fund clients have assets ranging from $15 to $400 million per fund, with collective assets of over $1.5 billion.

  • Timber Tax

    We understand the complexities of doing tax planning, compliance and consulting in the timber industry, and can answer any questions you may have about our experience or processes.

    There is also a valuable website about timber taxes on the web at www.timbertax.org. We closely monitor this site for new changes to the tax law, timberland acquisitions, structuring ownership, timberland appraisal, basis, depletion, costs, depreciation, casualty losses, state timber tax laws, estate planning and tax research.