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K·Coe Isom Acquires Paragon

By K·Coe Editorial | September 3, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes September 1, 2019 – K·Coe Isom, a national food and agriculture consulting and accounting firm, today announced the acquisition of Kansas-based ag advisory and commodity brokerage firm Paragon. The addition bolsters K·Coe Isom’s dedicated ag solutions with grain merchandising, customized farm marketing, and ag risk management plans to increase profitability …

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IRS Changes Rules for Health Insurance Premiums, Employers Could Benefit

By K·Coe Editorial | August 28, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A monumental change has been announced by the IRS recently – and both large and small employers stand to benefit. Beginning January 1, 2020, large and small employers may reimburse employees for the cost of individual health insurance policies using an individual coverage health reimbursement arrangement (ICHRA). Previously, the IRS …

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Food & Beverage Blockchain: Hit or Miss for Your Business?

By K·Coe Editorial | August 14, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes While much of the “buzz” on blockchain today has focused on its uses in the cryptocurrency world, it has become a technological game-changer for the food and beverage industry from producer to consumer. When paired with the right technology, blockchain has the ability to enhance tracking, transfers, verification, and information-sharing …

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FSA Announces Details of MFP Payments for Producers

By K·Coe Editorial | July 25, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Details of the $16 billion support package for farmers were released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture:  USDA Press Release. K·Coe Isom’s Farm Program Services team has compiled these key guidelines for producers who want to apply: Payment guidelines: Payment limit is a combined $250,000 for non-specialty crops per …

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Conservation Practices that Improve Farm Profits and Resilience

By K·Coe Editorial | July 22, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes With the added macroeconomic and environmental challenges farmers are faced with today, landowners, ag lenders, and crop insurers are turning their attention on conservation adoption as an avenue rife with opportunity. The 2018 “Farm Finance and Conservation” report from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and K·Coe Isom showed that farmers …

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Clarity for Marking the Aggregated vs. Multiple Transactions Box

By K·Coe Editorial | July 17, 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute By Heather Campbell, CIA While we are told to “aggregate” transactions on a Currency Transaction Report (CTR), that does not mean we are to mark the aggregated transactions box.  The “multiple transactions” box (Part I Box 3) is marked any time there are multiple cash-in or cash-out transactions of any …

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Updates to ACH Rules

By K·Coe Editorial | July 15, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Rhonda Broekemeier In the world of payment processing the rules are in constant evolution. Are you aware of the recent changes that impact financial institutions? NACHA has new rules and amendments in 2019 your bank must know to remain ACH compliant. Effective Jan. 1, 2019: Automated Clearing House (ACH) …

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Executing Sustainability: What, Why, and How It’s Done

By K·Coe Editorial | July 11, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Sustainability for food and ag companies is highly impressionable and easily altered, as it is essentially how consumers view our industry. Consumers today want to understand how food and ag products are grown, raised, and produced, and they want information that goes all the way back to the farm. For …

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