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Are Changes in Sustainability Reporting and Audits Coming?

By K·Coe Editorial | January 27, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes What a whirlwind start to the New Year for businesses in regard to their environmental impacts, as recent events have created questions surrounding what’s in store for reporting and reduction processes, and what actions organizations should be taking.  Let’s revisit the sudden causes for uncertainty across the nation. First, on …

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KCoe Isom Earns CARB Accreditation for LCFS Verification

By K·Coe Editorial | December 19, 2019
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Reading Time: < 1 minute The California Air Resources Board (CARB) finalized amendments to the Low Carbon Fuels Standard (LCFS) which became effective January 1, 2019.  One notable change within these amendments is the requirement to complete a third party LCFS validation of fuel pathway applications, as well as a third party LCFS verification of …

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Are You Ready for a Growth Spurt?

By K·Coe Editorial | October 17, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” – James Cash Penney Every business faces its share of challenges. Some are beyond our control, such as economic uncertainty, declines in customer spending, and regulatory factors. Other challenges encompass the creative innovation, development, and marketing …

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Getting Ahead of Carbon Regulation: 4 Action Items for Businesses

By K·Coe Editorial | September 23, 2019
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Reading Time: 2 minutes With the intent to deliver practical actions to address global greenhouse gas emissions, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General’s Climate Action Summit is underway in New York.  This year’s summit is garnering significant media attention, in part because many young climate activists from across the globe are voicing their concerns over …

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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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Animal Ag Advisory: How to Manage your Risk, Protect your Livestock

By K·Coe Editorial | June 28, 2019
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Reading Time: 3 minutes By Molly Fenske The appearance of yet another undercover video showing employee abuse on a dairy farm has shaken and angered consumers and retailers across the nation. As information continues to emerge, the fall out continues to impact the dairy industry. The reaction is not over yet and its final …

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Sustainability Report Assurance Saves Money and Eases Decisions

By K·Coe Editorial | March 28, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Matt Armstrong, Sustainability Advisor Spoiler alert: sustainability assurance not only provides monetary value for agribusinesses, it builds trust for shareholders and investors, and eases business decisions. According to an academic study published in the Journal of Accountancy, “there are significant benefits in having sustainability reporting assured, including the reduced …

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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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