HBE’s Agriculture Industry Specialty Team | A Leader in the Field

Crop prices. Cattle prices. Opportunities and threats. Farmers and agribusiness owners know that the agriculture industry is ever-changing and staying ahead of the game can be a daunting challenge.

At HBE, one of our firm’s core industry groups is our Agriculture Industry Specialty Team. In addition to providing comprehensive business and financial services, this group focuses on various tax and accounting issues specifically related to the agriculture industry. These services include, but are not limited to:

  • Tax Planning and Preparation
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Entity Selection
  • Valuation Services
  • Data Analytics
  • Litigation Support
  • Buy/Sell Consultation
  • Succession Planning
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Cash Flow Analysis
  • Due Diligence
  • Operational Risk Assessment
  • Financial Projections and Forecasting
  • Tax Credits and Incentives
  • Nexus and Sales Tax
  • Estate Planning

Agribusiness Tax Credits and Incentives

Given the uncertainty created by today’s tax environment, it is more important than ever for farmers and agribusiness operators to understand which tax incentives are available for their benefit. In Nebraska, several generous incentives are available and our team understands the intricacies of each of these important programs. We can work with you to determine which tax credits and incentives apply to your situation and how to best utilize them for the benefit of your operation.


  • Beginner Farmer Tax Credit/Next Generation Program
  • Nebraska Investment Financing (NIFA) – Aggie Bonds
  • Nebraska Advantage Rural Development Act – New Farm Investment
  • Market Facilitation Program (MFP) – Federal Subsidies – Application Deadline is February 14th.
  • Worker Training Grant
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credit
  • Research and Development Tax Credits

Outsourced Accounting

For farmers and agribusiness owners who may need additional help with bookkeeping and accounting, we offer a comprehensive outsourced accounting and financial management service, which we call HBE 360. This service has proven to be especially valuable for those who struggle with accurate and timely financial reporting.

Tax Reform

Over the past year, we have invested significant time and resources into helping our clients in the agriculture industry understand and take advantage of changes brought by the 2018 tax reform bill. We have developed a robust summary of the important tax reform considerations for farmers and agribusiness owners which is available for review upon request. To request a copy or to learn more about specific tax planning strategies related to tax reform, please contact our office at 402.423.4343.

Looking Ahead

You wouldn’t put a seed in the ground without first consulting your agronomist. Don’t approach your accounting and tax needs without consulting a trusted accounting professional. At HBE, you can expect a relationship in which we get to know you well: your family, your interests, and your spectrum of farming challenges and opportunities. Whether you are looking to purchase additional acreage or expand your bin space, we’ll be by your side to help plan your financial strategy.

For additional information on HBE and our Agriculture Industry Specialty Team, please contact our office at 402.423.4343.