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How Working Capital Can Make or Break You

By K·Coe Editorial | May 20, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Today’s ag environment shows commodity prices are below break-even for some operators, while barely budging the break-even level for others.  Economists have referred to this situation as “a grinder effect.” Meaning, the profitability level is grinding away at working capital little by little. Ultimately, this effect impacts the efforts needed …

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The Application of Blockchains in Ag

By K·Coe Editorial | April 24, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Agriculture is steadily adopting the use of blockchain technology to improve sustainability by enabling the entire food supply chain – growers, processors, manufacturers, retailers and consumers – to employ a framework that helps with delivery of comprehensive transparency for consumers, as well as deter the growing presence of food fraud. …

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Your Most Lucrative Ag Advantage May Be Looking Right at You

By K·Coe Editorial | April 2, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The number one concern of the nearly 100 agribusinesses surveyed by AgCareers.com is the competitive pull for talent and difficulties in recruiting.  Over 53 percent of those farm and ranch operations reported that employee training and development was their second biggest worry. These statistics speak volumes for the state of …

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Resources for Producers…Before and After a Natural Disaster

By K·Coe Editorial | March 22, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Billions of dollars in damages.  Lives lost.  We are just one-quarter of the way through 2019, and the wake of natural disasters throughout the Midwest has already had an unprecedented impact on producers. “This recent string of storms has created historic damage and devastation for many farming operations.  Our clients …

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IRS Waives Estimated Tax Payment for Farmers Filing and Paying Tax by April 15

By K·Coe Editorial | March 1, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute The IRS has agreed to last-minute relief for farmers by extending their filing due date to April 15, 2019 – and withdrawing the underpayment penalty for those not making the Jan 15 tax estimate.  This waiver of penalties for underpayment of taxes by farmers stems from tax provision uncertainties. “This …

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How to Make Farm Technology Pay Off

By Alan Grafton | February 22, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes Over the years, many of you have adopted technology that’s revolutionizing agriculture. Maybe you’ve added a GPS-guided tractor or a self-propelled sprayer to your operation. Or you’re using field-mapping software or electronic collars for your dairy herd. But have you included financial technology in the new tools you’re using to …

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