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A Look at the Modern Audit: Are You Missing Out?

By Pinion Editorial | June 2, 2022
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While most companies think of audits as an annual necessity, the vast majority typically keep to the same old standards and don’t know to ask for more. But the modern audit process has changed, and businesses should raise their expectations accordingly. Today’s audit should extend beyond bringing in accountants to …

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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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How to Secure a Business Network

By Melissa DeDonder | April 7, 2022
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There are four primary cyber security measures that every business should implement to secure its network. The cycle to follow includes: identification, protection, detection, and response. Identify risk. A company should identify and quantify the level of risk associated with information technology and its IT assets by completing and maintaining …

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Ag Industry to See Ripple Effects from War in Ukraine

By Brian Kuehl | March 10, 2022
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From Ag trade and government agencies to the farmers prepping fields for Spring planting, there is one certainty stemming from the Russian invasion of Ukraine: the impacts of this conflict on international business are already in motion, and there are expected to be many ripple effects to come. Insights around …

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Wind and Solar Offer Diversified Revenue for U.S. Farmers and Ranchers

By Pinion Editorial | March 9, 2022
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Food and fiber aren’t the only commodities U.S. farmers and ranchers will bring to market in the next decade. Look for solar and wind ventures to generate additional income for agricultural producers and rural landowners. Both renewable energy sources are gaining ground as state and federal policies pursue aggressive climate …

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A Steady Shift in Ag: More Female Farmers Than Ever

By Jeanne Bernick | March 7, 2022
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Over the past few years, U.S. agriculture has seen more women coming back to join their family farms. “Women have realized it takes brains, not brawn, to run a profitable farming operation,” says Jeanne Bernick, KCoe family business consultant . “We are seeing more interest from women in the next …

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3 Ways Producers Can Prepare for the Future of Carbon Opportunities

By K·Coe Editorial | January 11, 2022
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There are some important lessons garnered from 2021’s exploratory year for growers considering carbon sequestration.  KCoe’s Pinion Advisory team recommends three things you can do now to prepare for potential carbon market opportunities in 2022, or beyond. Lesson 1:  The carbon opportunity cannot be applied to every landowner.  There are …

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What’s Ahead for the Carbon Market

By K·Coe Editorial | January 10, 2022
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What a year it’s been for carbon markets.  The subject has really taken the food and agriculture industry by storm.  After many months of discussion, do producers and sustainability experts think there are possibilities for growers to create and secure opportunities from it right now? Are carbon markets considered to …

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