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PPP Loans Update: Most Ag Businesses Can Apply

By K·Coe Editorial | April 6, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes As part of the CARES Act stimulus package, Congress established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide forgivable loans to small businesses, non-profits, sole proprietors and self-employed individuals. Congress added this program onto the existing Small Business Administration 7(a) loan program. This created some measure of confusion for agricultural businesses …

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Considerations When Applying

By K·Coe Editorial | April 2, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes As Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications are slated to start on April 3, K·Coe Isom advisors have been getting many questions and requests for guidance.  We’d like to clear the air, and provide some important considerations – for the benefit of businesses. Important Loan Forgiveness Update Clarification was released this …

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CARES Act FAQs: Helpful Loan Guidance for Businesses

By K·Coe Editorial | April 1, 2020
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Reading Time: 6 minutes Since its passage on March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act continues to be aggressively dissected, digested, and questioned by lawyers, accountants, HR and payroll administrators alike – with the intent to help businesses secure funding to endure the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Ag Industry Appealing to SBA for Disaster Loan Eligibility and Support

By K·Coe Editorial | March 30, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Following a close analysis of the CARES Act and related statutes, K·Coe Isom’s Government and Public Affairs representatives, along with its Ag Association partners, are pleading with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to revise the SBA loan eligibility language to be inclusive of agricultural enterprises. Agricultural enterprises include: those small …

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Water Infrastructure Act Fluidly Moving Along

By K·Coe Editorial | September 25, 2018
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Reading Time: 2 minutes The proposed WATER Act will add flexibility for reservoir, irrigation, and water companies to generate essential revenue to invest in infrastructure. The bill reforms section 501(c)(12) of the federal tax code and is aimed to help companies stay in business and stimulate private investment in water infrastructure throughout rural America. …

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Ag Exporters Visit Japan to Explore New Business

By K·Coe Editorial | June 15, 2018
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Reading Time: < 1 minute Following a visit in May to China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney is currently finishing up a trade mission to Japan, joined by representatives from 42 separate businesses and 15 state departments of agriculture seeking to expand export opportunities for …

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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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