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Producers Yielding Power from Big Data

By K·Coe Editorial | May 21, 2019
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Reading Time: 1 minute If you’re still using Excel and other software programs to track crop rotation and inputs, but are struggling to tally the full costs involved in all the crops you grow, you are missing out on the total profitability picture.  Running your business without complete and accurate data is certain to …

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How Working Capital Can Make or Break You

By K·Coe Editorial | May 20, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Today’s ag environment shows commodity prices are below break-even for some operators, while barely budging the break-even level for others.  Economists have referred to this situation as “a grinder effect.” Meaning, the profitability level is grinding away at working capital little by little. Ultimately, this effect impacts the efforts needed …

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The Application of Blockchains in Ag

By K·Coe Editorial | April 24, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Agriculture is steadily adopting the use of blockchain technology to improve sustainability by enabling the entire food supply chain – growers, processors, manufacturers, retailers and consumers – to employ a framework that helps with delivery of comprehensive transparency for consumers, as well as deter the growing presence of food fraud. …

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FSA Farm Program Deadlines Quickly Approaching

By K·Coe Editorial | February 8, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has established the procedures required to provide direct payments to growers to help offset some damage imposed by retaliatory tariffs. As a result of the lapse in federal funding due to the recent government shutdown, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) has extended deadlines for …

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Improving Lending Chances & Truths about Alternative Lending

By K·Coe Editorial | December 31, 2018
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Reading Time: 1 minute By now, people around the globe know it’s been a particularly tough year for U.S. agriculture. Don’t think for a second that your banker isn’t among them. Lenders have been vigilant in monitoring the eroding profit margins for many agribusinesses, and if you’re not trying to improve your borrowing position, you …

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What You Need to Know About Second MFP Payment

By K·Coe Editorial | December 18, 2018
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Reading Time: 1 minute Following the authorization of the second MFP payments, here are a few key points that growers should keep top of mind for operational and financial planning: As line of credit renewals are generally discussed with lenders now or within the next few months, producers should provide MFP documentation to the …

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