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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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IoT Today: How Even the Smallest Implementation Has a Big Payoff

By Justin Mentele | May 25, 2021
Reading Time: 3 minutes Five to ten years ago, the Internet of Things (IoT) was a buzzword that no one could escape – circulating around board rooms and strategy meetings as the theoretical cure for all manufacturing problems in the future. Once thought to be an ‘all or nothing’ proposition that was an integral …

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How to Secure and Update an Estate Plan Ahead of Changes

By Jim Rein | May 17, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes With the buzz around Washington, D.C. about the looming tax changes ahead, estate planning is on top of the list to have the most potential for impacts to individuals and business owners.  “Our phones have seen a definite uptick in activity with questions about considerations and alterations around estate plans, …

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California Businesses Get Answers on PPP Deductibility: Summary of Assembly Bill 80

By K·Coe Editorial | April 30, 2021
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Reading Time: < 1 minute The debate on deductibility of qualifying expenses paid with funds provided under the CARES Act or Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) has finally concluded for California businesses as Governor Newsom officially signed Assembly Bill No. 80 (AB 80) into law on April 29, 2021. What AB 80 means for California businesses  …

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Summary of Proposed American Families Plan

By K·Coe Editorial | April 28, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes President Biden will unveil the details of the American Families Plan during his first address to Congress tonight (April 28, 2021). The proposal is a $1.8 trillion investment in education, childcare, and family leave. To finance the American Families Plan, the Biden Administration proposes raising various taxes on wealthy Americans. …

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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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Appealing to the Next Generation: 6 Ways to Attract and Retain Future Leaders

By K·Coe Editorial | April 21, 2021
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Reading Time: 3 minutes If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught businesses any one thing, it’s how dynamic and adaptable business models can become when needed.  This resilience bodes well for businesses as the challenges surrounding their workforce gaps, future leadership uncertainties, and workforce adaptations have been an active, ongoing issue. “Essentially, businesses have proven …

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KCoe Isom Announces Addition of Global Assurance Leader

By K·Coe Editorial | April 19, 2021
Reading Time: < 1 minute April 19, 2021 – Food and agriculture consulting and accounting firm K·Coe Isom today announced the hiring of Miguel Navarro as Global Assurance Leader.  Navarro has more than 25 years of professional experience in strategic assurance and risk management initiatives on a global scale, having worked previously for Wal-Mart and …

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