Crop insurance may affect tax planning decisions

Corn and soybean yields have been better than expected for many farmers in Iowa for 2023, but for many farmers who were caught in the drought areas, reduced yields plus the reduced Fall harvest insurance price for both corn and soybeans may trigger crop insurance payments.

A farmer who uses the cash accounting method may elect to postpone reporting insurance proceeds on damaged crops from the year of damage to the following year if 50% or more of the crop is normally sold the year following production. This is determined on a crop-by-crop basis.

Read the full article from Charles Brown, extension farm management specialist, in this month’s Ag Decision Maker newsletter, https://www.extension.iastate.edu/agdm/articles/brown/BroNov23.html.

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