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Relief Incentives Updates for the Agriculture Industry



CEOs, Owners, Presidents, and Financial Decision Makers


Thursday, May 14, 2020 from 12:00 – 12:30 PM CT

The agriculture industry has adapted with tremendous speed to ensure the food supply chain remains strong during this unprecedented time. Farmers, ranchers, producers and processors are focused on keeping operations safe and viable, while trying to address challenges like making payroll and improving cashflow.

There are a number of existing federal relief incentives that Congress is encouraging agribusinesses to leverage to help offset any financial uncertainty. Along with the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), these incentives can help provide companies with the additional resources needed to stay successful.

alliantgroup’s agriculture experts will be hosting an informative presentation to answer frequently asked questions about the PPP loan program and to review the powerful relief incentives available to agriculture businesses during this time. The Treasury is encouraging all companies to claim these benefits now, so don’t miss out!

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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.

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Reed Showalter is a Managing Director at alliantgroup and a national practice leader with alliantgroup’s software, manufacturing, and agriculture practices. Reed has worked with hundreds of small to mid-sized businesses in the area of Research & Development Tax Credits. He has more than 20 years of experience providing management consulting services to hundreds of companies.

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Tim Taschner is an Associate Director and leader for alliantgroup’s agriculture practice. Tim leads a team of agricultural experts and has completed hundreds of agricultural case studies involving farming, food processing and livestock production. To date, Tim and his team have found an estimated $150 million in federal and state R&D tax credits for agriculture businesses throughout the industry.