Agribusiness

Agribusiness is big business in Oregon. We have an abundance of nurseries, grass seed producers, ranches, vineyards, hop farms, dairies, tree farms, timber lands, and more. As an Oregon-based business for more than 75 years, we have literally grown up with agribusinesses and thoroughly enjoy partnering with them. 

Each niche and company within agribusiness has a unique history and set of needs. We start by understanding your industry, including your product line(s), harvest season, workforce, size of your operation, and challenges you are facing. We also look at your business structure and ownership, review financial statements and past tax returns, and plans for the future of the business, all with an eye toward maximizing the health of your business.

Our comprehensive approach and team of nearly 90 professionals allows us to have a depth of knowledge within specific aspects of running a business, including multi-generational business transfers, retirement planning, estate planning, employee benefit plans, or insurance. 

Kernutt Stokes is proud to be a member of a number of organizations in the agribusiness industry, including the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association, Oregon Association of Nurseries, Oregon Seed Association, and Oregon Nut Growers.

If you’re looking for an accounting and consulting firm that will dig in to help you grow your business, let’s talk.

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Meet Our Agribusiness Team

Shelby Green, CPA and Shelly Sorem, CPA, Partner
“I grew up in the country and put myself through college driving seed trucks. I love working with clients in this industry and helping them succeed.”
- Shelly Sorem, CPA, Partner

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Information and Resources

Employee Retention Credit | IRS Sharply Increases Compliance Action Through Taxpayer Audits

by Kernutt Stokes |
To combat a wave of frivolous employee retention credit (ERC) claims, the IRS has sharply increased compliance action through audits and criminal investigations, with more activity planned in the future. In this heightened enforcement environment, employers are advised to act swiftly when responding to IRS notices regarding ERC claims.

4 Ways Accounting Practices Aid in Fraud Prevention

by Charlotte Kreitlow |
Fraudulent activities come in many forms, often exploiting weaknesses in internal controls and processes. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), businesses lose an estimated 5% of their annual revenues to fraud each year. This staggering statistic underscores the urgency for businesses to implement proactive measures to deter, detect, and mitigate fraud. In this blog, I’ll share four ways your accounting practices can help in fraud prevention.

Fraud Prevention | Safeguarding Your Business

by Charlotte Kreitlow |
In the intricate web of commerce, businesses are vulnerable to various risks, with fraud being one of the most insidious threats. From embezzlement to financial misstatement manipulation, to asset misappropriation, fraudulent activities can cause irreparable damage to a company's financial health and reputation. In the face of such risks, a robust fraud prevention framework is indispensable, and well designed and implemented accounting practices play a pivotal role in fortifying the defenses of businesses against fraudulent activities.

2023 Year-End Business Deductions

by Kernutt Stokes |
There have been changes over the last few years for what businesses can deduct when it comes to meals and entertainment. Download our helpful document that outlines what you can deduct for business meals, entertainment, employee parking, and club dues.