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Outsourcing HR services for large and small operations

How HR Outsourcing is Saving Large and Small Operations

By Danielle McCormick | September 28, 2018
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In an age of skilled labor shortages and tight profit margins, the expenditure on HR Outsourcing might not be top of mind for many companies.  But it should be, according to workplace statistics, as the reality is that both small and large businesses are capturing big savings, ROI, and more …

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Anticipation of Retaliation over US Tariff Approvals Hits Home

How the Trade War is Affecting U.S. Agriculture

By K·Coe Editorial | August 1, 2018
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The United States has instigated an aggressive global trade war that is escalating and directly harming many U.S. agricultural producers by driving up the costs of U.S. commodities in foreign countries and increasing input costs for U.S. producers and food processors. This analysis summarizes the actions and retaliatory measures taken …

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Midyear Tax Checkup Pays Off for Manufacturers

Midyear Tax Checkup Pays Off for Manufacturers

By K·Coe Editorial | July 17, 2018
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The new provisions for 2018 have changed a multitude of tax deductions, exemptions, rates and brackets. Now that the fanfare around the ‘first tax reform in 30 years’ has settled down, have you taken the time to perform a tax checkup and evaluate what it means for your business? “We’ve …

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Meal and Entertainment Deductions

Are You Correctly Tracking Business Deductions for Meals and Entertainment?

By K·Coe Editorial | July 9, 2018
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Here’s an update to the following blog that you may be interested in: Tax Update: Entertainment Clarified Businesses of all sizes and across all industries need to be aware that the business deductions for 2018 meals and entertainment have changed following tax reform. In general, the old provisions were 50 …

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Ag Exporters Visit Japan to Explore New Business

By K·Coe Editorial | June 15, 2018
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Following a visit in May to China, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney is currently finishing up a trade mission to Japan, joined by representatives from 42 separate businesses and 15 state departments of agriculture seeking to expand new business export …

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Farm Bill

Farm Bill Revival Announced from Senate Committee – What’s It Mean for Farmers?

By K·Coe Editorial | June 12, 2018
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The Senate Agriculture Committee is moving forward with the 2018 Farm Bill Revival in a reportedly ‘bipartisan’ fashion and has released its draft of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. Ryan Stroschein of K·Coe Isom’s Federal Affairs team says, “Given the importance of this legislation to farmers, particularly in light …

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California Hops

The California Crop that’s Getting a Lot of Buzz

By Christy Norton | June 5, 2018
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Traditionally thought to be grown primarily in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, and Idaho), U.S. hops production has taken on a strong presence in California as of late – and the craft brewing industry is reaping the rewards. But California hops production there isn’t as new as you’d think.  Around …

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