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Did you Know?: Your Bank’s Cyber Vulnerabilities may be Public Knowledge

By Sandy Sporleder | July 19, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Did you know there might be information about your bank’s cyber vulnerability on the internet? Or that it’s common for a hacker to have access to a system months before an exploit? Or that ‘one password’ compromised is what brought down the entire Colonial pipeline recently? K·Coe’s cybersecurity consultants explain …

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How Vulnerable is Your Ag Business to a Cyber Attack?

By Peter Martin | June 1, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes With the news of the world’s largest meat supplier, JBS USA, announcing that its servers were cyberattacked recently, many ag businesses have been handed an unpleasant reality check that this threat is indeed real, and that hackers are like ants… they will find ways to infiltrate wherever they can. This …

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Transportation and Shipping Issues Brought to Light for U.S. Ag Producers

Transportation and Shipping Issues Brought to Light for U.S. Ag Producers

By K·Coe Editorial | April 23, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Earlier this week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) held a meeting with representatives of U.S. agricultural products (livestock, grains, specialty crop, and dairy industries) and leadership from the United States Department of Transportation (DoT) to discuss concerns over transportation and shipping issues. According to the Secretary of Agriculture …

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2020: A Year of Crisis and Hope

By K·Coe Editorial | August 17, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes I look out my window in Eastern Iowa and see uprooted oak trees that once stood as guardians of our neighborhood. A displaced street light pole threatens my dining room window, and my backyard has an extra trampoline – blown over from the neighbor’s yard 200 feet away. I can …

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Combat COVID: How to Move Business Forward During Disruption

By K·Coe Editorial | July 8, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes By Jeanne Bernick Next month I’ll join my counterparts from around the country in the K·Coe PRO Summit, a virtual conference designed to help businesses manage operations and navigate impacts during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Our business advisors are on the front lines of hearing concerns, navigating issues …

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DOL Guidance for Employers: Action Needed for April 1

By K·Coe Editorial | March 27, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes While we patiently await more information and clarifications from the Department of Labor (DOL) on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), there were some important pieces of guidance released by the DOL this week related to the paid leave due to COVID-19 issues. Here is some of the latest …

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Are You Ready for a Growth Spurt?

By K·Coe Editorial | October 17, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” – James Cash Penney Every business faces its share of challenges. Some are beyond our control, such as economic uncertainty, declines in customer spending, and regulatory factors. Other challenges encompass the creative innovation, development, and marketing …

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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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