Agricultural Processors

Agricultural processors are unique organizations with a variety of business models. Whether managing volatile commodity prices, exploring processing efficiencies, navigating dynamic food safety and governmental regulations, responding to increasing global competition or understanding tax laws, they have much to consider.

BKD National Manufacturing & Distribution Group professionals have practical knowledge of the industry and pay careful attention to the challenges processors face. We can offer timely, proactive advice and audit, tax and consulting services tailored to your unique business needs.


BKD works with processors to help them develop financial strategies to mitigate risk and improve cash flow. Clients can benefit from timely advice regarding the effects of tax laws and recommendations to help reduce costs, improve productivity and expand operations. Other resources we offer include:

  • Domestic tax services
  • Audit & assurance services
  • Commodity hedging analyses
  • Investment & financial planning
  • International tax services
  • Forensics services
  • Internal control risk services
  • Corporate finance services
  • Employee benefit plan services
  • Special tax services
  • Technology services
  • Strategic planning

Transaction Services

Our transaction services specialists can help you identify opportunities and mitigate risks associated with mergers and acquisitions by providing a variety of services, including:

  • Earnings quality& working capital due diligence
  • Data analytics
  • Tax due diligence
  • Transaction structure & tax efficiency planning
  • Closing date working capital validation
  • Sell-side due diligence & transaction preparation

International Services

BKD has an experienced team of international professionals to complement our local partners’ expertise. Together, they can help you with:

  • Disposition planning
  • Domestic international sales corporations
  • Earnings, profits & tax pool analyses
  • Global mobility
  • Foreign business expansion
  • Foreign currency gains & branch activity losses
  • Foreign tax credits, planning & compliance
  • Inbound planning
  • Internal reorganizations
  • Repatriating foreign earnings
  • Structuring support
  • Tax due diligence for global investments
  • Transfer pricing
  • Withdrawal from/exiting a country
  • International Financial Reporting Standards reporting & conversion
  • Inbound assurance services
  • Foreign subsidiary assurance services
As one of the largest U.S. members of Praxity, AISBL, a global alliance of independent firms, BKD offers multinational clients a gateway to the global marketplace with services delivered by alliance firms committed to meeting the high standards required in international business.

SALT Services

Our dedicated team of State & Local Tax (SALT) Services professionals can help you understand and navigate the challenging tax world and take advantage of:

  • Sales & use tax compliance, including amnesty programs
  • Property taxes & abatements
  • Utility sales tax exemptions
  • State nexus studies
  • Reverse sales tax audits

Randy Throener


Bryan Wright


John Gernand

Managing Director
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