Sustainability


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 […]


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 […]


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K·Coe Isom Boosts Sustainability Offering with Seamless Data Analytics System

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K·Coe Isom announced it has fortified its sustainability services offering through the addition of Tennaxia’s industry-leading data collection software. Together, K·Coe Isom will continue to provide sustainability expertise and consultation with food manufacturers, protein companies, suppliers, customers, and food retailers, […]


Data-Informed Decision Making for Feedyards

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Enhanced Benchmarking Metrics Support Ongoing Feedyard Management – Remaining focused on strategic decision-making can be a daunting task. Managing employees, costs, animal performance, and resource usage is critical to running a successful feedyard business. Finding time to analyze and review […]


Big Changes Coming for Sustainability Reporting 2018

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There are significant changes coming to sustainability reporting in Q1 of 2018. IT’S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING, WHO IS AFFECTED, WHAT IS NEEDED (AND WHY). Sustainability is undergoing significant revisions to reporting standards in 2018.  Coinciding with the increasing […]


In Bricks vs. Clicks – Who Wins?

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Navigating Complexities of the Current Food Commerce Landscape On the heels of what were reportedly record sale days in the U.S.—Black Friday hit $5 billion in sales and Cyber Monday reached $6.6 billion in sales—the holiday season brings to mind […]


When Business and Agronomics Come Together, New Outcomes Emerge For Sustainable Food and Agriculture

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Two powerhouse firms collaborate to provide value-added solutions from farm to fork We are in the midst of the ‘food revolution.’ Consumers today are demanding transparency, and it is reshaping the food industry.  They want to know more about where […]