Food And Beverage


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 […]


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 […]


Planning a Business Sale

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 […]


Midyear Tax Checkup Pays Off for Manufacturers

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Perfect time to see how new tax laws could impact your business when you file for 2018 taxes The new provisions for 2018 have changed a multitude of tax deductions, exemptions, rates and brackets. Now that the fanfare around the […]


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 […]


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 […]


The California Crop that’s Getting a Lot of Buzz

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Resurgence of Farming California Hops is Both Favorable and Flavorful Traditionally thought to be grown primarily in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho), U.S. hops production has taken on a strong presence in California as of late – and […]