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The Application of Blockchains in Ag

By K·Coe Editorial | April 24, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Agriculture is steadily adopting the use of blockchain technology to improve sustainability by enabling the entire food supply chain – growers, processors, manufacturers, retailers and consumers – to employ a framework that helps with delivery of comprehensive transparency for consumers, as well as deter the growing presence of food fraud. …

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California Business Update: Harassment Laws and Requirements Have Changed

By K·Coe Editorial | April 16, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute All California employers with at least five employees need to prepare for compliance under the new sexual harassment laws.  The new requirement states that employers must provide sexual harassment prevention training and education to all supervisory employees and non-supervisory employees in California by January 1, 2020. For further guidelines and …

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Is Your Farm or Ranch in Survival Mode?

By K·Coe Editorial | April 11, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute  1.       Everything has become urgent, and you feel like your back is up against the wall. 2.       Bank negotiations and refinancing discussions are vital. 3.       Your team can’t help, because they’re in crisis mode too. 4.       The stress is overwhelming and spilling into your personal life. 5.       Everything is a reaction: cutting costs, laying off …

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Your Most Lucrative Ag Advantage May Be Looking Right at You

By K·Coe Editorial | April 2, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The number one concern of the nearly 100 agribusinesses surveyed by AgCareers.com is the competitive pull for talent and difficulties in recruiting.  Over 53 percent of those farm and ranch operations reported that employee training and development was their second biggest worry. These statistics speak volumes for the state of …

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Sustainability Report Assurance Saves Money and Eases Decisions

By K·Coe Editorial | March 28, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Matt Armstrong, Sustainability Advisor Spoiler alert: sustainability assurance not only provides monetary value for agribusinesses, it builds trust for shareholders and investors, and eases business decisions. According to an academic study published in the Journal of Accountancy, “there are significant benefits in having sustainability reporting assured, including the reduced …

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