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5 Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Accounting System

By Pinion Editorial | May 12, 2024
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Is your accounting system holding your business back? Maybe you’re so busy running the business that sorting through scattered financials seems more of a headache than it’s worth. Or maybe you’ve tried making changes and were met with responses like, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it”, or “We’ve always …

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Use It or Lose It: Lock in Estate Tax Advantages Now

By Pinion Editorial | May 7, 2024
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The estate tax exemption doesn’t sunset until the end of 2025. So why worry about it now?   Unfortunately, this historically high estate and gift tax exemption offers a short window of opportunity, and it may be closing soon. If you want to preserve more of your wealth, it’s important to …

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Just released! SAF Tax Guidance and GREET Updates  

By Pinion Editorial | May 1, 2024
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The U.S. Treasury Department released new tax guidance for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).  Below is a quick summary of high-level takeaways (CLICK HERE for Pinion’s holistic look at opportunity factors for Agriculture and Biofuels industries stemming from this release):  Biofuels – laying the groundwork:   The rules will have minimal impact …

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Co-ops Can Increase Employee Retention with These 6 Steps

By Pinion Editorial | April 22, 2024
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In recent years, securing new employees has been an overwhelming concern for businesses, with several reasons contributing to the shortage of job seekers. The pandemic has accelerated a shift to non-traditional work structures, and while companies offering remote positions have been receiving a steady stream of applicants, employers with traditional …

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Global Food and Ag Consulting Network Announces Member Firms

By Pinion Editorial | March 1, 2024
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Loveland, CO – Pinion, a business advisory provider, has launched Pinion Global Network, a dedicated collaboration of food and agricultural advisory firms from around the world. Pinion Global Network strives to share information from the local and country levels to empower farmers and agribusinesses on an international scale.  The network …

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Navigating High Interest Rates in 2024

By Pinion Editorial | February 23, 2024
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After nearly two years of rising interest rates, many farmers are tapping into their cash reserves from prosperous years to avoid taking out new loans. The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City reports that lending has softened with the amount of farm operating loans over $1 million dropping notably and …

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Farmland Project Success is Controllable

By Pinion Editorial | February 8, 2024
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When a piece of farm equipment breaks down, chances are slim to none that you take it to a general repair shop. If you can’t fix it in your own shop, you’re likely hauling it straight to a MacAllister’s or John Deere – somewhere with the equipment, knowledge and specific …

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What Kind of Farm Co-op Do You Want to Be?

By Pinion Editorial | February 8, 2024
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Farmers need three key things for their business: the best price, the best quality, and the best service. All of these come at a cost to an Ag cooperative, and it can be especially challenging to maintain a strong margin to stay profitable and able to serve your customers in …

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