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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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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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Summary of California Drought Relief Grant Program

By Pinion Editorial | October 4, 2022
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AB 157, signed into law by Gov. Newsom on September 27, 2022, includes the creation of the “California Small Agricultural Business Drought Relief Grant Program”, for qualified small agricultural businesses who are impacted by drought according to USDA data. The program has been funded with $75M, and may be funded …

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Summary of Tax Options for Drought-Related Livestock Sales

By Pinion Editorial | September 21, 2022
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According to the USDA, roughly 37% of the U.S. states are classified as experiencing extreme or exceptional drought as of September 2022. As water and feed sources are drying, many farmers are making the difficult decision to reduce their herds. For people facing that decision, there are two tax treatments …

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Summary of IRA: How New Incentives, Programs, and Funding Benefit the Ag Industry

By Pinion Editorial | September 15, 2022
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On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The $750 billion law contains funding for health care and climate and includes tax changes aimed at large corporations. What does this mean, in turn, for the Food & Ag industry specifically? Sweeping Tax Incentives and Beneficial …

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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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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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New Sustainability Targets for Cow-Calf and Feedyard Sectors: How to Set and Meet these Goals

By Pinion Editorial | May 10, 2022
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With the recent announcement by the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) of sustainability goals for the entire U.S. beef supply chain, cow-calf and feedyard operations have been assigned a set of sustainability targets and a deadline by which to attain them. We think these goals will prove to be …

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