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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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How to Combat Ag’s Downward Trends

By K·Coe Editorial | December 13, 2018
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Weak commodity prices and an international trade war have inflicted pain on American agriculture – at a time when U.S. farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses can least afford it. It may be hard to combat global economic trends, but you can shore up your operation’s finances. Follow these guidelines to help …

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8 Ways to Prep your Farm Business for 2019

By K·Coe Editorial | December 6, 2018
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Reading Time: 3 minutes The end of the year is a smart time to prepare your ag business for the coming year. Crops have been harvested and stored. You’re wrapping up this year’s obligations. Cold, snow or rain may keep you indoors where there’s plenty to do. Take advantage of the coming weeks to …

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The ground you stand on worth more?

You Could Be Standing on Additional Revenue

By K·Coe Editorial | September 20, 2018
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Reading Time: < 1 minute Many farmers haven’t ever stopped to think about the potential in opportunities that lie right beneath them: land. “Your privately-owned land has value well beyond crop and livestock production,” says Robert Veldman, a senior land-management advisor at K·Coe Isom. In the face of thin margins and inconsistent markets, Robert encourages farmers and …

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Details Announced for the Commodities Promised Relief by USDA

By K·Coe Editorial | August 28, 2018
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Reading Time: < 1 minute According to the official press release, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will administer the Food Purchase and Distribution Program to purchase up to $1.2 billion in commodities unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will distribute these commodities through nutrition assistance programs such as The Emergency …

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How the Trade War is Affecting U.S. Agriculture

By K·Coe Editorial | August 1, 2018
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Reading Time: 4 minutes Actions and retaliatory measures will have long-term impacts The United States has instigated an aggressive global trade war that is escalating and directly harming many U.S. agricultural producers by driving up the costs of U.S. commodities in foreign countries and increasing input costs for U.S. producers and food processors. This …

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Why Do Family Businesses Fail at Succession Planning?

By K·Coe Editorial | July 27, 2016
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Reading Time: 2 minutes A majority of family-owned businesses fail to transition because of lack of communication and trust. This can be avoided with proper succession planning and help from a team of advisors. Family-owned businesses represent more than 90% of all enterprises in the United States. Of those, 30% are second-generation businesses, 12% …

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