WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
General Managers, CEOs, Presidents, Shareholders, Partners and CFOs of Agribusinesses
Thursday, April 9, 2020 from 12:00 – 12:30 PM CT
As businesses throughout the agriculture sector have adapted to fulfill demand during this unprecedented time, many still face challenges with making payroll and staying operational. Congress has passed the CARES Act in an effort to help companies remain viable, but what does it mean for the agriculture industry?
Join alliantgroup Washington insiders, including former Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns and former Senator Heidi Heitkamp, for an informative presentation on the CARES Act and its impact on the agriculture industry, as well as a review of the existing tax relief incentives that farmers, ranchers, growers, producers and processors are eligible to benefit from based on the work they do every day.
To help better support agribusinesses, the Treasury is encouraging all businesses to leverage these existing tax relief provisions to enhance the impact of the newly introduced CARES Act legislation. Register now to learn how your business can benefit!
About the Presenters
Mike Johanns was the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005-2007 as well as the Governor of Nebraska from 1999-2005 and the state’s U.S. Senator from 2009-2015. As alliantgroup’s Chairman of Agriculture, Johanns brings more than 30 years of experience at virtually every level of government and a strong background in both agriculture and economic development. As the Secretary of Agriculture, he managed 18 different agencies, opened or expanded access to 40 international markets and was responsible for multiple agricultural breakthroughs as a negotiator for the Doha Development Round.
Heidi Heitkamp represented North Dakota from 2013 to 2019 and was the first woman ever elected to represent the state as a U.S. Senator. Before her political career on Capitol Hill, Heitkamp served as the attorney general for North Dakota as well as the state’s tax commissioner. During her tenure as a U.S. Senator, Heitkamp worked on a variety of important issues, including the strategic development of our country’s renewable energies and the passage of two long-term, comprehensive Farm Bills.
Dean Zerbe is alliantgroup’s National Managing Director based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining alliantgroup, Zerbe was Senior Counsel and Tax Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance. He worked closely with then-Chairman of the Finance Committee, Senator Charles Grassley, on tax legislation. During his tenure on the Finance Committee, Zerbe was intimately involved with nearly every major piece of tax legislation that was signed into law, including the 2001 and 2003 tax reconciliation bills, the JOBS bill in 2004 (corporate tax reform) and the Pension Protection Act.
Rick Lazio is the Senior Vice President based in alliantgroup’s New York office. Lazio is a former US Representative for New York. Throughout his tenure and post-Congressional career, he has been a strong advocate for small businesses sponsoring impactful legislation such as the Small Business Tax Fairness Act. He received his B.A. from Vassar College and his J.D. from Washington College of Law at American University.
Kathy Petronchak brings 34 years of experience in directing IRS compliance activities and providing tax controversy services; her career includes service within both the federal government and the private sector. She has worked with a countless number of businesses in examination from both the government’s perspective and in the position of audit defense.