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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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How Farmers are Leading in the Time of Pandemic

By K·Coe Editorial | March 24, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes By Jeanne Bernick Farm business owners don’t have the luxury of putting their heads in the sand during a crisis. They have the health and wellness to consider for themselves and their family, and the additional responsibility of safety for employees and clients who come to the farm. Add on …

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Navigating Disaster Loan Eligibility

By K·Coe Editorial | March 18, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes While President Trump has declared a National Emergency on the federal level in response to COVID-19, it is dependent upon the Governor of each affected State to officially declare the emergency as well.  This declaration would provide eligibility for businesses to apply for disaster assistance and provide loans to help …

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When Can Farmers Expect Benefits from China Trade Agreement?

By K·Coe Editorial | February 18, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes USDA Secretary Perdue called the January 15, 2020 pact a “bonanza” for U.S. ag, but it could be a while before farmers reap its benefits. According to Maxson Irsik, K·Coe Isom advisor, “It may be months or even years before American farmers and ranchers see increased exports to the Asian …

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Important Reminders for Ag Producers to Secure Opportunities

By K·Coe Editorial | February 12, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Are you taking advantage of every potential opportunity through USDA programs?  Deadlines are right around the corner. Final Opportunity – Sign Up for Conservation Reserve Program – voluntary land conservation program that pays farmers a yearly rental payment for the removal of environmentally sensitive land from ag production and plant …

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Attention Producers: Action Required to Meet FSA Enrollment Deadlines

By K·Coe Editorial | January 28, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes There are three actions producers will need to take to meet the approaching deadlines: Program Election for 2019 & 2020 – Deadline: March 15, 2020 2019 Crop Year Enrollment – Deadline: March 15, 2020 2020 Crop Year Enrollment – Deadline: June 30, 2020 What is Needed for Eligibility Producers need …

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Selling Land Can Be a Game Changer in Tough Times

By K·Coe Editorial | December 30, 2019
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Reading Time: < 1 minute With an honest viewpoint heading into 2020, there is no sharp improvement or further downturn ahead. Many farmers deem ‘selling a land portion’ as the unthinkable.  K·Coe’s ag strategists advise keeping an open mind.  When handled correctly, it can be a viable (and secure) option for cash-strapped farm operations. “The …

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3 Categories of Financial Health: Where does your ag operation sit?

By K·Coe Editorial | December 23, 2019
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Reading Time: < 1 minute Now is the time to take a good look at where your operation stands, to determine the path you should take for 2020.  It doesn’t take a financial expert to tell you that businesses without plans have lesser chances of survival – in fact, 50 percent of businesses historically fail …

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