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How the Holidays Can Shape Your Family Legacy

By Jeanne Bernick | November 22, 2022
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By Jeanne Bernick, Certified Family Business Advisor For many of you the stress of harvest season is over and now you enter a new season in family business: the holidays! As if working with family isn’t challenging enough, now there are mandatory meals and celebrations and traditions to recreate, not …

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The Risks of Letting Your Legacy Ride: How Estate Planning Protects the Family

By Pinion Editorial | November 18, 2022
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With the holidays upon us, it’s easy to look at the family gathered around the table and feel grateful for many things. While year-end is often a time for reflection and gratitude, it’s also typically a time to wind down and tie up loose strings.   “One of the most important …

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Considerations Before Accepting a Utility Easement Offer: How to Protect Your Land

By Pinion Editorial | November 16, 2022
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Land improvement easements can be a profitable income stream for farmers and ranchers. Across the U.S. we’re seeing an increase in opportunities for both surface and subsurface infrastructure and with additional tax credits and funding for energy efficient improvements from the Inflation Reduction Act, we will only see more of …

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Impacts and Benefits of New Science-Based Target Guidelines

By Pinion Editorial | November 15, 2022
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As the world strives towards a zero-carbon economy, more than 4,000 businesses worldwide have committed to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the Science-Based Targets initiative. These targets are rooted in climate science and have guided companies in reducing over 53 million tons of CO2  emissions since 2015. This September, …

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Steps Every Landowner Should Take if Offered a Utility Easement

By Pinion Editorial | September 23, 2022
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Across the U.S. agricultural landscape, new cash crops are emerging: wind, solar and fiber. As the nation strives towards renewable energy and a green grid, we’re seeing an increase of opportunities for farmers and landowners to diversify their income with utility capital improvement projects. The Inflation Reduction Act, which includes …

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Economic Disruptors will Continue: What Producers Should Do and Plan For

By Eric Osterhaus | September 14, 2022
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Just as the American freight industry simmers, Russian referendums and statements are causing a frenzy in the wheat market. While the effects are uncertain, market experts are predicting an increase in market volatility as a result.  Global supply chain disruptions like these, coupled with pricing uncertainty, and of course the weather …

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Summary of IRA Tax Credits for Ag and Clean Energy

By Pinion Editorial | August 12, 2022
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On August 7th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. The bill is now expected to be signed into law by President Biden.  Pinion advisors have provided a high-level summary of the key tax credit takeaways specific to agriculture and clean energy. …

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Overview of the Inflation Reduction Act

By Pinion Editorial | August 12, 2022
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Following its approval by the U.S. Senate on August 7, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – also referred to as the $700 billion climate, health care, and tax bill.  The legislation is now expected to be signed into law by President Biden.   While …

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