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USDA Announces Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

By Jen Hertzig | April 17, 2020
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Update: The USDA confirmed on May 14th that participation in PPP and EIDL does not make a producer ineligible for CFAP payment or other Farm Programs. (From the USDA’s website. Original content can be found here.) (Washington, D.C., April 17, 2020) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced …

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CARES Act: Ag Businesses Should Prepare to Apply for EIDL Funding

By K·Coe Editorial | April 10, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes April 21st Update: Just announced: Senate passes bill allowing small ag businesses to receive disaster loan relief.    Special note:  K·Coe Isom is working to convince SBA to open this program to agricultural businesses. We have joined forces with 30 agriculture organizations and sent a letter to the head of …

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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 April 21st Update: Just announced: Senate passes bill allowing small ag businesses to receive disaster loan relief.    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) …

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How Farmers are Leading in the Time of Pandemic

By K·Coe Editorial | March 24, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes By Jeanne Bernick Farm business owners don’t have the luxury of putting their heads in the sand during a crisis. They have the health and wellness to consider for themselves and their family, and the additional responsibility of safety for employees and clients who come to the farm. Add on …

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How Ag Businesses Should Maximize Cash Flow Now & Later

By K·Coe Editorial | March 19, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes With the recent disruptions locally and globally from COVID-19 and other events, producers should be monitoring their cash flow needs closely for the 2020 crop year. “If you haven’t created a cash flow statement yet, we not only are recommending that producers create one now that looks out at the …

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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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When Can Farmers Expect Benefits from China Trade Agreement?

By K·Coe Editorial | February 18, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes USDA Secretary Perdue called the January 15, 2020 pact a “bonanza” for U.S. ag, but it could be a while before farmers reap its benefits. According to Maxson Irsik, K·Coe Isom advisor, “It may be months or even years before American farmers and ranchers see increased exports to the Asian …

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Important Reminders for Ag Producers to Secure Opportunities

By K·Coe Editorial | February 12, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you taking advantage of every potential opportunity through USDA programs?  Deadlines are right around the corner. Final Opportunity – Sign Up for Conservation Reserve Program – voluntary land conservation program that pays farmers a yearly rental payment for the removal of environmentally sensitive land from ag production and plant …

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