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Sustainability Opportunities to Satisfy Grocery Commitments

By Pinion Editorial | January 9, 2024
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The global food system is getting a green makeover. Domestically, grocery retail giants like Target and Kroger have set goals to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, and they’re not stopping at their own doors. With roughly 90% of the carbon footprint coming from their supply chain in the form of …

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Baalman and Bauer Earn Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional Designation

By Pinion Editorial | January 4, 2024
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January 4, 2024 – Lisa Baalman and Brea Bauer of Pinion, were recently recognized as Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (CCIFP) by the Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals (“ICCIFP”). They join an exclusive group of over 1,150 professionals nationwide who have met the rigorous standards of the CCIFP …

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How the Ag Economy is Affecting Financial Institutions in 2024

By Pinion Editorial | December 21, 2023
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2023 was a tough year for the agricultural industry. Droughts, rising input costs, price volatility, and many other factors put a strain on the industry. As an agricultural lender, you may be wondering what this means for you and how you should handle the turbulence. You’re not alone in your …

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5 Common Barriers to the Grocery Store Market

By Pinion Editorial | December 20, 2023
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The food industry is a highly competitive and dynamic sector that requires a deep understanding of consumer needs, market trends, and retail operations. Despite the potential for high returns, several barriers can hinder food producers and suppliers from successfully entering the grocery store market. “At this year’s International World Rice …

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Updated GREET Model Creates Promising Tax Credit for Ethanol: Who will be eligible to benefit?

By Pinion Editorial | December 19, 2023
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The U.S. Treasury Department recently rolled out new guidance that has the potential to bring large opportunities for farmers and ethanol producers in the form of an Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit.  But questions remain surrounding eligibility and implementation guidance.     “As it stands right …

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Financial Checklist for Ag Operations

By Pinion Editorial | December 15, 2023
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The beginning of the year is a great time to perform an overall financial check for your business. “We recommend that farm operations do this annually,” says principal Brad Palen of Pinion. “Not only does it provide you with a clearer picture of your business’ progress for the year, but it can …

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