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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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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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