In this issue:
Charles E. Barbieri and Scott A. Chernich
Animal farms stay viable because of the food that they produce, meat and dairy products being chief among them. But more and more farmers are discovering one more financial stream that is not only financially responsible, but sustainable too: gas.
When our agribusiness clients come to us when they are thinking through how to introduce biodigesters to their farms, below are some of the things we tell them first...
Scott A. Storey and Steven J. Tjapkes
Increasing concerns over global warming and the desire to promote alternatives to carbon-based energy continue to drive the growth of solar farm development in Michigan. Because solar farms often require large tracts of land, solar companies frequently target agricultural land for solar farm development.
If a solar company approaches you with a solar farm proposal, here are ten things to keep in mind...
Michael C. Zahrt
Our farm clients are uniformly concerned about changes to the tax code, especially those thinking about succession planning.
For all the calls to “tax the rich”, few changes have come from Congress (so far). We are monitoring two bills...
We enjoy giving back to the agriculture community we serve. Foster Swift is a proud sponsor of the Michigan FFA Foundation, a repeat buyer at the Ingham County Fair auction and Michigan Livestock Expo Sale-abration, and a sponsor of many conferences and events related to agriculture in our state.
See below for pictures from some of the events...
July 27, 2021
Pictured on the left: Foster Swift purchased the Grand Champion Goat at the 2021 Michigan Livestock Expo.
Pictured on the left: Foster Swift collaborated with another business to purchase the Showcase Market Beef Steer at the 2021 Michigan Livestock Expo.
August 5, 2021
Pictured: Foster Swift bankruptcy attorney Patricia Scott with the Junior Little International Showman Champion, Morgan Rogers.
August 5, 2021
Pictured: Foster Swift bankruptcy attorney Patricia Scott with the Intermediate Little International Showman Champion, Sophia Barnum.
Pictured: Foster Swift bankruptcy attorney Patricia Scott with the Senior Little International Showman Champion, Meah Palmatier.
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