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The ground you stand on worth more?

You Could Be Standing on Additional Revenue

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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 […]


How & When The USDA’s $12B Will Help Farmers and Ranchers

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More details have been released for the $12b aid package to farmers and ranchers affected by the tariffs.  It is intended to help promote and offset costs for trade damage and marketing. While this program was designed to provide relief from […]


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New Opportunity for Producers with Generic Base Acres

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Producers with Generic Base Acres Can Now Make Updates with FSA Application period for elections on generic base acres is now open through December 7, 2018. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Farm Service Agency (FSA), has […]


How the Trade War is Affecting U.S. Agriculture

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Actions and retaliatory measures will have long-term impacts The United States has instigated an aggressive global trade war that is escalating and directly harming many U.S. agricultural producers by driving up the costs of U.S. commodities in foreign countries and […]


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Business Planning for the Unexpected

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Before injury, illness or other disruption strikes, prepare yourself and your business If you had to go on leave for a month starting tomorrow, what in your farm or ranch is going to suffer? Let’s face it – accidents happen.  […]


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Knowledge is Power – to Generate State Tax Credits

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Businesses Should Always Be Looking for State Tax Incentives Generating state tax credits for your business is rarely a one-dimensional exercise.  And generally speaking, many businesses often underutilize the types of credits that are actually available to them.  The common […]


Are You Correctly Tracking Business Deductions for Meals and Entertainment?

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Businesses of all sizes and across all industries need to be aware that the deductions for 2018 meals and entertainment have changed following tax reform. In general, the old provisions were 50 percent deductible on the taxpayer’s federal return for […]


Farm Bill Passes with Good Measure

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Welcome News for Ag Overall; Eyes on Crop Insurance and Farm Eligibility Going Forward Following a 86-11 vote in the Senate, the farm bill has received the go-ahead to move to conference between the House and Senate.  This comes as […]


Bipartisan Farm Bill Looks Like a Sure Thing

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SENATE’s Farm BILL LIKELY TO PASS K·Coe Isom’s Federal Affairs team is monitoring the latest developments around the expected passage of the Senate’s bipartisan farm bill (cosponsored by the Republican Senate Agriculture Committee Chair and the Democrat’s Ranking Member).  With […]


Farm Bill Passes Narrowly in the House Today

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The House passed the farm bill today (following its failed efforts to garner enough votes in May).  In a vote of 213-211, the House narrowly approved its version of the 2018 Farm Bill.  It received no Democratic votes, primarily due […]