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How Data is Helping Growers Prepare for Negative Impacts

By K·Coe Editorial | July 9, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes While big agriculture businesses have been using data to their advantage for a while now, we’re only starting to see the tools to use this data go mainstream among growers.  There are robust choices now, and it’s wise to use an independent platform that doesn’t sell or use farm data, …

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Power from Big Data

Producers Yielding Power from Big Data

By K·Coe Editorial | May 21, 2019
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Reading Time: 1 minute If you’re still using Excel and other software programs to track crop rotation and inputs, but are struggling to tally the full costs involved in all the crops you grow, you are missing out on the total profitability picture.  Running your business without complete and accurate data is certain to …

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How Working Capital Can Make or Break You

By K·Coe Editorial | May 20, 2019
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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
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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
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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
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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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