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No More Bad Days – Your Choice

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Handling issues with a constructive approach Recently I sat in on a meeting with our KCoe People team, the HR Consulting division of K·Coe Isom. In this meeting, Vikki Nicometo shared a tool she uses regularly with coaching clients and […]


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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Here’s an update to the following blog that you may be interested in: Tax Update: Entertainment Clarified Businesses of all sizes and across all industries need to be aware that the deductions for 2018 meals and entertainment have changed following […]

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 […]

Farm Bill Revival Announced from Senate Committee – What’s It Mean for Farmers?

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The Senate Agriculture Committee is moving forward with the 2018 Farm Bill in a reportedly ‘bipartisan’ fashion and has released its draft of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Ryan Stroschein of K·Coe Isom’s Federal Affairs team says, “Given the […]

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Winning with Tax Reform – Why You Need to Reevaluate Your Estate Plan in 2018

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Exemption for Estate Planning is Ripe for the Picking The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 made one significant change for estate planning: it doubled the estate tax exemption through 2026. This change is unique because it has resulted […]

Farm Bill Update

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Will it Pass in the House? In a continued effort to secure support for the farm bill, set to expire in September, House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway @ConawayTX11 tweeted on Tuesday: “We must maintain and improve the infrastructure that will […]