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Are You Ready for a Growth Spurt?

By K·Coe Editorial | October 17, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” – James Cash Penney Every business faces its share of challenges. Some are beyond our control, such as economic uncertainty, declines in customer spending, and regulatory factors. Other challenges encompass the creative innovation, development, and marketing …

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IT is Risky for Business: How to Stay 3 Steps Ahead of the Enemy

By K·Coe Editorial | September 16, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Becoming a cybercrime victim in the United States today is increasing in probability.  Network breaches have increased 67%, while ransomware attacks have increased 400% this year. Biofuels companies in particular were put on high alert due to a surge of cyberattacks and staggering losses this year.  If that’s not your …

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FSA Announces Details of MFP Payments for Producers

By K·Coe Editorial | July 25, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Details of the $16 billion support package for farmers were released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture:  USDA Press Release. K·Coe Isom’s Farm Program Services team has compiled these key guidelines for producers who want to apply: Payment guidelines: Payment limit is a combined $250,000 for non-specialty crops per …

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Conservation Practices that Improve Farm Profits and Resilience

By K·Coe Editorial | July 22, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the added macroeconomic and environmental challenges farmers are faced with today, landowners, ag lenders, and crop insurers are turning their attention on conservation adoption as an avenue rife with opportunity. The 2018 “Farm Finance and Conservation” report from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and K·Coe Isom showed that farmers …

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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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Power from Big Data

Producers Yielding Power from Big Data

By K·Coe Editorial | May 21, 2019
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Reading Time: 1 minute If you’re still using Excel and other software programs to track crop rotation and inputs, but are struggling to tally the full costs involved in all the crops you grow, you are missing out on the total profitability picture.  Running your business without complete and accurate data is certain to …

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How Working Capital Can Make or Break You

By K·Coe Editorial | May 20, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Today’s ag environment shows commodity prices are below break-even for some operators, while barely budging the break-even level for others.  Economists have referred to this situation as “a grinder effect.” Meaning, the profitability level is grinding away at working capital little by little. Ultimately, this effect impacts the efforts needed …

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