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Latest Tariff Relief Changes Affect Almond, Cherry & Hog Producers

By Matthew Farrell | September 27, 2018
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Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established the procedures required to provide direct payments to growers to help offset some damage imposed by retaliatory tariffs. Almonds & Cherries Added to Commodity List Producers of almonds and cherries can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which is a …

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You Could Be Standing on Additional Revenue

By K·Coe Editorial | September 20, 2018
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Reading Time: < 1 minute Many farmers haven’t ever stopped to think about the potential in opportunities that lie right beneath them: land. “Your privately-owned land has value well beyond crop and livestock production,” says Robert Veldman, a senior land-management advisor at K·Coe Isom. In the face of thin margins and inconsistent markets, Robert encourages farmers and …

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How the Trade War is Affecting U.S. Agriculture

By K·Coe Editorial | August 1, 2018
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Reading Time: 4 minutes 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 increasing input costs for U.S. producers and food processors. This …

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Farm Bill Revival Announced from Senate Committee – What’s It Mean for Farmers?

By K·Coe Editorial | June 12, 2018
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Reading Time: < 1 minute 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 importance of this legislation to farmers, particularly in light of …

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Farm Bill Update

By K·Coe Editorial | May 17, 2018
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Will it Pass in the House? In a continued effort to secure support for the farm bill, set to expire in September, House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway @ConawayTX11 tweeted on Tuesday: “We must maintain and improve the infrastructure that will set these men and women up for success from the …

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Why Do Family Businesses Fail at Succession Planning?

By K·Coe Editorial | July 27, 2016
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A majority of family-owned businesses fail to transition because of lack of communication and trust. This can be avoided with proper succession planning and help from a team of advisors. Family-owned businesses represent more than 90% of all enterprises in the United States. Of those, 30% are second-generation businesses, 12% …

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