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8 Ways to Prep your Farm Business for 2019

By K·Coe Editorial | December 6, 2018
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Reading Time: 3 minutes The end of the year is a smart time to prepare your ag business for the coming year. Crops have been harvested and stored. You’re wrapping up this year’s obligations. Cold, snow or rain may keep you indoors where there’s plenty to do. Take advantage of the coming weeks to …

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Latest Tariff Relief Changes Affect Almond, Cherry & Hog Producers

By Matthew Farrell | September 27, 2018
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Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established the procedures required to provide direct payments to growers to help offset some damage imposed by retaliatory tariffs. Almonds & Cherries Added to Commodity List Producers of almonds and cherries can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which is a …

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The ground you stand on worth more?

You Could Be Standing on Additional Revenue

By K·Coe Editorial | September 20, 2018
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Reading Time: < 1 minute Many farmers haven’t ever stopped to think about the potential in opportunities that lie right beneath them: land. “Your privately-owned land has value well beyond crop and livestock production,” says Robert Veldman, a senior land-management advisor at K·Coe Isom. In the face of thin margins and inconsistent markets, Robert encourages farmers and …

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Flooding in California

5 Things to Mitigate Farm Risk During Natural Disaster

By Jeanne Bernick | September 15, 2018
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Reading Time: 2 minutes As the nation watches the ongoing punch from Hurricane Florence (now a tropical storm) as it has been dumping rain for days and causing catastrophic storm surges, all eyes have been on an area just inland from the North Carolina coast, where there are more pigs than people. Near New Bern, NC, each hog farm …

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Beef Producers and Consumers Affecting Changes to Industry

By K·Coe Editorial | June 5, 2018
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Reading Time: 2 minutes First U.S. Beef Sustainability Framework Released In May 2018, the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB), released the U.S. beef industry’s first-ever sustainability framework for public comment. From ranch to restaurant, this affects your business. Both consumers and customers are increasingly interested in how their beef is produced, and this …

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K·Coe Isom Employee’s Bull Fetches Record-breaking Sale and Top Spot at Auction

By K·Coe Editorial | October 3, 2017
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Remember the ol’ saying, ‘It takes one to know one’?  Well, it’s true, and many of K·Coe Isom’s employees are living proof as they typically don’t just work on the business, they roll up their sleeves and work in the business.  Such is the case for Carol Medeiros, principal at …

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Why Do Family Businesses Fail at Succession Planning?

By K·Coe Editorial | July 27, 2016
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A majority of family-owned businesses fail to transition because of lack of communication and trust. This can be avoided with proper succession planning and help from a team of advisors. Family-owned businesses represent more than 90% of all enterprises in the United States. Of those, 30% are second-generation businesses, 12% …

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