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Firm Announces 4 Principal Promotions: Instrumental in Firm’s Growth Strategy

By KCoe Editorial | March 31, 2022
Reading Time: < 1 minutes April 1, 2022 – KCoe Isom, a national business advisory and accounting firm focused on food and agriculture, announced the appointment of four firm leaders as principals: Alex Breitinger, Scott Brin, Joe Brunner, and Jen Hertzig. “These bright leaders have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to provide clients and peers with …

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How Collaboration Can Help Manage Water Issues for Ag Businesses

By KCoe Editorial | March 31, 2022
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Reading Time: 3 minutes Both ag producers and consumers are moving towards a shared goal of water, soil, and yield stewardship. To this end, ag businesses are trying to decide upon sustainable initiatives that will pay off for their business. With new sustainability strategies and technology to protect critical resources appearing daily in the …

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10 Tips for Negotiating a Solar Lease

By KCoe Editorial | March 28, 2022
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Farmers and ranchers don’t have to look far to find income opportunities. Revenue opportunities are often literally on the ground beneath their feet. As landowners, many farmers and ranchers are approached regarding leasing land for generating renewable energy. Ag producers are diversifying their operations, and insulating themselves from volatile commodity …

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Broadening Challenges Make Risk Management More Difficult

By Eric Osterhaus | March 25, 2022
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Market volatility and pricing uncertainty have been agricultural producers’ constant companions for decades. Yet the speed at which markets move and the sheer number of factors influencing commodity prices have grown dramatically. Moreover, agricultural markets have become more global, adding additional complexity to simple seasonal supply and demand fundamentals. These …

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Agriculture Joins Food Companies in Global Climate Solutions

By Laura Sands | March 24, 2022
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Reading Time: < 1 minutes Rarely has U.S. agriculture been at such a pivotal, transformative era. Globally, and here in the U.S., the world’s major governments, food companies, and the agricultural industry are focused on climate change and its impact on the food supply. Farmers themselves are trying to also mitigate the risks that are …

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The Changing Dynamics of Land Ownership

By Jeanne Bernick | March 23, 2022
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Changes in land ownership and the farming workforce are unfolding across U.S. agriculture. Among key drivers, of course, is the aging population of American farmers and ranchers: In the next 15 years, the ownership of 40% of America’s agricultural land will be in transition, mostly due to aging landowners, reports …

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Producers Profiting from Record Growth in Wind and Solar Power

By KCoe Editorial | March 20, 2022
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Negotiating wind and solar leases can be complicated. The contract language must define provisions a farm or ranch can live with for two or more generations. It’s important to determine fair market value for the energy produced and for the land that will host wind or power generation. And when …

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Ag Industry to See Ripple Effects from War in Ukraine

By Brian Kuehl | March 10, 2022
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Reading Time: 5 minutes From Ag trade and government agencies to the farmers prepping fields for Spring planting, there is one certainty stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine: the impacts of this conflict on international business are already in motion, and there are expected to be many ripple effects to come. Insights around …

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