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Farm King County
Business of Farming

Business of Farming

Running a farm business is complex. Thorough business planning may help you access financing to start your farm or diversify your farm as you grow your business. Many types of financing for farms (from grants to traditional bank loans) will have different requirements such as what they will cover, amount available, deadlines, or interest rates. Your business may need employees. Labor laws dictate what is allowable — from hiring family members who are children, to paying employees by the amount harvested — and what recordkeeping is required. And like any business, farms are required to pay taxes. However, farms are also eligible for tax benefits and exemptions. This section’s pages will help you navigate business planning, farm financing, labor, and taxes.

Business Planning

Business Planning

Need help creating your business? Courses, professional services and templates are available to help make your business plans clear and fundable.
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Farm Financing

Farm Financing

What kind of financing or funding can you get to purchase or improve your farm? This page lists funding options and walks you through preparing to talk with a bank about a loan or to apply for a grant.
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Labor

Labor

Interested in hiring employees? Know the rules and requirements before you hire.
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Taxes

Taxes

Looking for a farm tax exemption or need to know if you have to pay a litter tax for your berry basket? This page includes your tax benefits and responsibilities.
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