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Paul Neiffer
Principal, AgriBusiness Group at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP


Paul Neiffer is an Agribusiness Certified Public Accountant and business advisor specializing in income taxation, accounting services, and FSA planning related to farmers and processors. Paul works with farmers and processors providing income tax advice and compliance services.   Actively consults with farm families on succession planning issues and opportunities.  Helps farmers understand the proper use of accounting systems to more profitably run their business.  Helps structure farm operations to maximize FSA opportunities.

Paul Neiffer graduated from the University of Washington with a Business Administration Degree (concentration accounting) in March, 1983 and has also completed various upper level income taxation classes sponsored by Golden Gate University.

Paul is past president of the Farm Financial Standards Council ( which is the premier organization promoting the use of accrual basis financial statements for agricultural producers.

Paul authors a monthly column for Top Producer magazine called “The FarmCPA”.

Paul has written several articles for various farm magazines and media outlets and instructs many CPAs and CPA firms across the US.  Paul is the primary author of the blog which reports several times a week on items specific to the Ag Industry. 

Paul is a nationally recognized speaker on many subjects related to farmers including (1) tax planning, (2) estate tax and succession planning, (3) farm management accounting, (4) farm bill and many other related topics.

Paul grew up on a farm in Walla Walla County, Washington, just recently purchased a farm in Columbia County, Washington and still enjoys heading home each to summer to operate the combine for his cousins (this is his idea of a vacation).

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Agenda Sessions

  • Farm Data as a Business: Collection, Management, and Analytics

    , 1:00pm

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