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New ERP Disaster Funds for Producers: Who Qualifies?

By KCoe Editorial | May 24, 2022
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Under the USDA’s Farm Service Agency new disaster program, Emergency Relief Program (ERP), producers who lost crops, trees, bushes, and vines due to qualifying disaster events in 2020 and 2021 should expect to be contacted soon via a letter from FSA.  What does this mean? Producers who qualify have an …

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The Potential Cost of Policy Changes: Will Agribusinesses Lose Out with Captive Insurance Policies?

By Beth Swanson | April 27, 2022
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Reading Time: 2 minutes While it’s still in its infancy, there is a notable provision amongst President Biden’s proposed green book that has advisors in the ag industry abuzz.  Tax experts are watching closely at what may take shape moving forward.  Why?  Because it could result in high tax rates and increased premiums for …

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A Case for Multi-Generational Farming: The Result of Planning for Change

By Kala Jenkins | April 20, 2022
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A multi-generational (six-generation) agriculture business that had been passed down from parents to their three sons engaged a succession planning expert. The three sons were married and had adult, married children, and young grandchildren. The expert started the process by having individual conversations with each family member. Through the course …

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Data Technologies and Trends Farmers will Invest in Over the Next Five Years

By KCoe Editorial | April 18, 2022
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Technology has been empowering agriculture since machines replaced the ox and plow. Consider what GPS-guided tractors, moisture tracking sensors, plant genetics, and livestock breeding have done in just the last few decades to propel farmers and ranchers to higher production and profitability.   Now, financial technology has emerged as the …

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How Ag Operations Can Leverage Financial Technology

By KCoe Editorial | April 14, 2022
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Until now, farmers and ranchers faced a roadblock between the key metrics they could collect and how to truly use them. The good news is these high-tech financial technology platforms overcome the barrier between farm data and management decisions. The latest financial technology uses artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and cloud-based …

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How Collaboration Can Help Manage Water Issues for Ag Businesses

By KCoe Editorial | March 31, 2022
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Both ag producers and consumers are moving towards a shared goal of water, soil, and yield stewardship. To this end, ag businesses are trying to decide upon sustainable initiatives that will pay off for their business. With new sustainability strategies and technology to protect critical resources appearing daily in the …

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10 Tips for Negotiating a Solar Lease

By KCoe Editorial | March 28, 2022
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Farmers and ranchers don’t have to look far to find income opportunities. Revenue opportunities are often literally on the ground beneath their feet. As landowners, many farmers and ranchers are approached regarding leasing land for generating renewable energy. Ag producers are diversifying their operations, and insulating themselves from volatile commodity …

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Broadening Challenges Make Risk Management More Difficult

By Eric Osterhaus | March 25, 2022
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Market volatility and pricing uncertainty have been agricultural producers’ constant companions for decades. Yet the speed at which markets move and the sheer number of factors influencing commodity prices have grown dramatically. Moreover, agricultural markets have become more global, adding additional complexity to simple seasonal supply and demand fundamentals. These …

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