Farm Finance & Tax


Improving Lending Chances & Truths about Alternative Lending

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The Impact on Borrowing Position and How to Improve It By now, people around the globe know it’s been a particularly tough year for U.S. agriculture. Don’t think for a second that your banker isn’t among them. Lenders have been vigilant […]


How to Combat Ag’s Downward Trends

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10 Steps for Leaner and Greener Financials Weak commodity prices and an international trade war have inflicted pain on American agriculture – at a time when U.S. farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses can least afford it. It may be hard to […]


Top 3 Year-End Tax Tips for Agribusinesses

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It’s not too late – if you haven’t yet scheduled a strategic tax planning meeting with a tax advisor, there are some very good reasons why you should. Here are the ‘Top 3’ advantageous ways you can still maximize tax […]


What to Expect from Your Accountant this Tax Year

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The 411 for Farmers & Ranchers Many farmers and ranchers stand to benefit from tax law changes brought about by 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Numerous changes have been made in the areas of accounting rules and depreciation. […]


Focus Your Family Business on Its Legacy this Holiday Season

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By Jeanne Bernick, K·Coe Isom Market Strategist and Certified Family Business Advisor For many of you the stress of harvest season is over and now you enter a new season in family business: the holidays! As if working with family […]


Look Before You Leap on Tax Conversions

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Lower Tax Rates for Conversions May Not Deliver the Most Advantages The flashy headlines around the lower tax rates as part of the new tax code are not always cut-and-dry, and businesses need to take a deep-dive look at the […]


Insider Scoop on Ag Loan Negotiation

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Preparation Can Bolster Your Loan Chances Before renewing your ag loan, it’s important to “develop a good understanding of key elements used by lenders to assess your borrowing positions,” advises Doug Claussen, principal at K·Coe Isom. Claussen outlines the three […]


How Safe is Your Financial Data?

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At-Risk Businesses Exposed to Catastrophic Consequences Recent national cybercrime headlines: “Cybercriminals Obtain Employee Credentials to Conduct Payroll Diversion” “Business Email Compromises Business Data” “Increase in W-2 Phishing Campaigns” Imagine if you lost access to a year’s worth of financial information […]


charitable giving tax reform minimization

How to Give ‘$mart’ from Your Heart

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Tips for Charitable Giving and Lower Taxes As the 2017 tax reform has made extensive changes affecting your income tax returns in 2018, we wanted to take a moment to: explain how you can use a few of these changes […]


Caution & Potential Surrounding Common Ownership

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Guidance for the 199A Deduction – Proposed Regs for Multiple Entity Farmers Following the recently proposed Section 199A regulations in August, we have been fielding questions from farmers regarding common ownership and how section 199A (20% of business income deduction) […]