Ag Docket Blog
During 2020, Congress focused much COVID-19 relief on helping hard-hit businesses keep employees on the payroll. At year end, Congress made one key relief provision—the employee retention credit (the “ERC”)—much more available and generous through provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the “CAA”), Pub. L.
Update: On the evening of December 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act into law.
It has certainly been a year of challenges. COVID-19 triggered widespread economic harm, a once-in-a-lifetime derecho flattened fields and pummeled grain bins, and drought compounded the damage. Because of these disasters, most farmers received some unexpected payments in 2020.
On October 27, 2020, the EPA announced that it had approved the applications of Bayer and BASF for new registrations of dicamba-based XtendiMax and Engenia for over-the-top use on dicamba-tolerant cotton and soybeans. It also approved Syngenta’s application for a label amendment to extend the December 20, 2020, expiration date for dicamba-based Tavium.
With the election just around the corner, American tax policy faces uncertainty. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 ushered in the most significant changes to the tax code in 30 years. Depending upon the outcome, the 2020 election could significantly alter the landscape again.
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