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How the Holidays Can Shape Your Family Legacy

By Jeanne Bernick | November 22, 2022
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By Jeanne Bernick, Certified Family Business Advisor For many of you the stress of harvest season is over and now you enter a new season in family business: the holidays! As if working with family isn’t challenging enough, now there are mandatory meals and celebrations and traditions to recreate, not …

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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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Considerations Before Accepting a Utility Easement Offer: How to Protect Your Land

By Pinion Editorial | November 16, 2022
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Land improvement easements can be a profitable income stream for farmers and ranchers. Across the U.S. we’re seeing an increase in opportunities for both surface and subsurface infrastructure and with additional tax credits and funding for energy efficient improvements from the Inflation Reduction Act, we will only see more of …

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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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Kansas Bankers Association March on D.C. Top Takeaways

By Pinion Editorial | October 20, 2022
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This past September, the Kansas Bankers Association (KBA) leaders participated in a march on Washington, D.C. to advocate for the banking community. As a graduate of the KBA Bank Leaders of Kansas (BLOK) group, Pinion’s Heather Campbell joined the march and the week of meetings and discussions with various bank …

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100% Bonus Depreciation: Important Changes Coming January 1, 2023

By Pinion Editorial | October 20, 2022
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As we head into tax planning season, you need to be aware of important changes coming to bonus depreciation coming January 1, 2023. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has allowed banks to take 100% bonus depreciation on qualified property both acquired and placed in service after September 27, …

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How to Define a Sustainability Plan for Your Biofuel Business

By Pinion Editorial | October 11, 2022
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With companies like BP, Exxon and Ford racing towards net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, producers are feeling the urgency of adopting their own sustainability goals and programs. Prioritizing a sustainability plan can also be profitable for producers – helping manage risk, capitalize on tax and regulation-based credits, and satisfy the …

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