Farm Sustainability


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 […]


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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 […]


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5 Things to Mitigate Farm Risk During Natural Disaster

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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 […]


How Cattle Genetics & Herd Management Decisions Impact Sustainability Outcomes

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U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Pilot Project Demonstrates Economic and Environmental Benefits for Producers Can genetic performance and herd management decisions in the backgrounder and feedyard sectors not only drive economic outcomes, but also improve environmental outcomes? This was the […]


Food and Ag Businesses Can Tap into Emerging Sustainability Incentives

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Funding opportunities are available to companies that meet “green” requirements Environmental sustainability programs now have monetary value with banks. Consider CMS Energy, one of the nation’s largest combination electric and natural gas utilities. In June 2018, the Michigan-based energy provider […]


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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.  […]


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 […]


New Technology Solutions for Farm-Level Data Gathering

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Global Sustainability Summit Addresses the Need to Use Technology to Streamline and Improve Data Gathering, Particularly at the Farm Level The Sustainability Consortium Summit (TSC), recently held in Chicago, gathered a unique audience to discuss progress and new solutions to […]


Beef Producers and Consumers Affecting Changes to Industry

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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 […]


Sustainable Organizations Seeing More Funding Options

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Exclusive Funding For Sustainable Organizations Grows in Popularity- The food and ag industry has been seeing a steady uptick of funding and lending opportunities extended to organizations who demonstrate sustainability. K·Coe Isom’s sustainability team provides reasoning for the sudden and […]