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FSA Farm Program Deadlines Quickly Approaching

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REMINDER: USDA’s Extended Deadlines and Due Dates Fall in February The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established the procedures required to provide direct payments to growers to help offset some damage imposed by retaliatory tariffs. As a result of the […]


What You Need to Know About Second MFP Payment

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Growers to Benefit from Second Round of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) Payments – BUT, DOUBLECHECK ANALYSES BY LENDERS Following the authorization of the second MFP payments, here are a few key points that growers should keep top of mind for […]


Focus on Feedlot Inventory Management Before the Autumn Rush

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Use slow periods to improve the processes at your feedyard- A feedyard has many moving parts. Among the lowest-hanging fruit in operational revenue loss is inventory control. Feedyard inventories include many facets, but managing each one is critical. From cattle […]


K·Coe Isom Announces Wealth Management Partnership

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K·Coe Isom’s subsidiary K·Coe Wealth has entered into a joint venture with HBK CPA’s affiliate HBKS Wealth Advisors. The partnership, a mutually-beneficial combination of specialized resources and shared cultural values and standards, will amplify the diversity and management of assets and […]


Ready for May 11th?

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Q&A Surrounding CDD Requirements- By now you have either trained or are in the process of training your staff related to the May 11, 2018 implementation date of the new Customer Due Diligence (CDD) requirements.  These requirements have been implemented to verify the […]


Nurturing the Farmer/Banker Relationship is Rife with Benefits

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Importance of Supporting AG Customers with Financial Fundamentals As the financial sector looks to play a more central role in agriculture, I have witnessed a sharp rise in attraction for lenders to nurture their relationships with farmers. Why? Agriculture is […]


Interpreting the Complexities of the Cooperative “Fix”

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Some will gain opportunities and some will lose, but large farms stand to suffer most without careful planning To create a “fix” generally means to mend or repair an item. Following the quick […]


Renting vs. Buying Farmland: Which is Right for You?

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Both options have their pros and cons – Whether you’re growing crops or raising livestock, having adequate land is essential. But what’s the best way to acquire the land your operation needs: buying or renting? Consider these pros and cons […]


Pass-Through Businesses Facing Time Crunch

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Weighing the Impact of Restructure Opportunities before March 15 Election Deadline- If you’re a pass-through entity, you may be at a crossroads. Due to the potential opportunities, the new tax provisions are forcing businesses to evaluate and make decisions around […]


Benefit or Bane for Transportation Companies

Tax Changes May Re-Route Transportation Business Strategies

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For the first time in 30 years, businesses from all industries are being forced to reevaluate their tax strategies to capture maximum tax benefits. The new tax code legislation is the driving force behind the absolute necessity to take a strategic look […]