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Federal Agency Raises Lending Concerns Within Hemp Industry

On July 12, 2021 the U.S. Farm Credit Administration (“FCA”), the federal agency that regulates farm lending, issued an informational memorandum (“Memo”) to its network of farm credit institutions. The Memo recommends considerations when deciding whether to provide financing to farmers seeking to…

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Treasury and IRS Provide Gross Receipts Safe Harbor for Employers Claiming the CARES Act Employee Retention Credit

On Tuesday, August 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued Revenue Procedure 2021-33 (“RP 21-33”), which provides helpful guidance regarding the calculation of gross receipts for purposes of determining an employer’s eligibility for…

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After Months of Waiting, We Finally Have Senator Schumer’s Cannabis Bill…Sort of

On Wednesday, July 14, 2021, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), along with Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) released a discussion draft of Senator Schumer’s long-promised cannabis bill. The draft of the Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act (“Draft”) was released in…

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