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Ag Industry Appealing to SBA for Disaster Loan Eligibility and Support

By K·Coe Editorial | March 30, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Following a close analysis of the CARES Act and related statutes, K·Coe Isom’s Government and Public Affairs representatives, along with its Ag Association partners, are pleading with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to revise the SBA loan eligibility language to be inclusive of agricultural enterprises. Agricultural enterprises include: those small …

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Navigating Disaster Loan Eligibility

By K·Coe Editorial | March 18, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes While President Trump has declared a National Emergency on the federal level in response to COVID-19, it is dependent upon the Governor of each affected State to officially declare the emergency as well.  This declaration would provide eligibility for businesses to apply for disaster assistance and provide loans to help …

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Selling Land Can Be a Game Changer in Tough Times

By K·Coe Editorial | December 30, 2019
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Reading Time: < 1 minute With an honest viewpoint heading into 2020, there is no sharp improvement or further downturn ahead. Many farmers deem ‘selling a land portion’ as the unthinkable.  K·Coe’s ag strategists advise keeping an open mind.  When handled correctly, it can be a viable (and secure) option for cash-strapped farm operations. “The …

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3 Categories of Financial Health: Where does your ag operation sit?

By K·Coe Editorial | December 23, 2019
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Reading Time: < 1 minute Now is the time to take a good look at where your operation stands, to determine the path you should take for 2020.  It doesn’t take a financial expert to tell you that businesses without plans have lesser chances of survival – in fact, 50 percent of businesses historically fail …

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How to Show a Lender that You’re Fiscally Fit

By K·Coe Editorial | November 8, 2019
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Reading Time: < 1 minute For many agribusinesses, it’s almost time to close the books on 2019 and start planning for next year.  We often advise clients on the importance of maintaining a healthy, open relationship with your lender, during the good years and not-so-good years. A recent article in The Wall Street Journal highlighted …

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MFP Payment Alert: Farmers Urged to Claim Money before Deadline

By K·Coe Editorial | November 5, 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute With the deadline only a month away, all eligible producers are being advised to apply for their FSA Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments immediately.  It’s important to note that as of now there has been no extension announced for the deadline of applying for MFP. If applications are not submitted …

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Financial Mucking 101

By K·Coe Editorial | October 23, 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Financial clean-up doesn’t sound like any fun, but neither does mucking out the stalls.  Yet both are a necessary evil for most ranch or farm operations.  Perhaps it would lighten the burden to know: one of these tasks doesn’t require rubber boots or daily attention, and tackling even a portion …

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Midwest Crop Checkup: Are You Stress Testing Your Decisions?

By K·Coe Editorial | June 13, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes By Thomas Eatherly Midwest agriculture has had to rewrite the book for making smart crop decisions this year.  Weather has prompted delivery, logistics, and storage issues for some growers, and a rush to market for others.  This growing season has been challenging at best – with the cool, cloudy weather …

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