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Loan Fraud

An Ounce of Prevention (or Inspection) will Alleviate Loan Fraud

By Sandy Sporleder | December 19, 2018
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Now is not the time to waive, omit, or procrastinate solid credit practices – such as inspections, onsite verifications, or similar procedures. An ounce of prevention or inspection will alleviate loan fraud. The last few years have been challenging for all Ag producers. Challenging commodity prices, tariffs, weather, changing consumer …

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What You Need to Know About Second MFP Payment

What You Need to Know About Second MFP Payment

By Pinion Editorial | December 18, 2018
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Following the authorization of the second MFP payments, here are a few key points that growers should keep top of mind for operational and financial planning: As line of credit renewals are generally discussed with lenders now or within the next few months, producers should provide MFP documentation to the …

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How to Combat Ag’s Downward Trends

How to Combat Ag’s Downward Trends

By Pinion Editorial | December 13, 2018
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Weak commodity prices and an international trade war have inflicted pain on American agriculture – at a time when U.S. farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses can least afford it. It may be hard to combat global economic trends, but you can shore up your operation’s finances. Follow these guidelines to help …

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8 Ways to Prep your Farm Business for 2019

8 Ways to Prep your Farm Business for 2019

By Pinion Editorial | December 6, 2018
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The end of the year is a smart time to prepare your farm business for the coming year. Crops have been harvested and stored. You’re wrapping up this year’s obligations. Cold, snow or rain may keep you indoors where there’s plenty to do. Take advantage of the coming weeks to …

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Major Midwest Expansion Ahead for K·Coe Isom

By Pinion Editorial | December 1, 2018
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K·Coe Isom is expanding deeper into the Midwest with its announcement of a new office location in Indianapolis, Indiana. The move makes room for further growth and answers the pressing resource needs of Indiana’s food and agriculture businesses. A national leader in food and agriculture consulting and CPA services, K·Coe …

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What to Expect from Your Accountant this Tax Year

What to Expect from Your Accountant this Tax Year

By Pinion Editorial | November 28, 2018
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Many farmers and ranchers stand to benefit from tax law changes brought about by 2017’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). Numerous changes have been made in the areas of accounting rules and depreciation. Here are some of those changes, along with details about how they may impact planning for …

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Top 3 Year-End Tax Tips for Agribusinesses

Top 3 Year-End Tax Tips for Agribusinesses

By Pinion Editorial | November 28, 2018
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It’s not too late – if you haven’t yet scheduled a strategic agribusinesses tax planning meeting with a tax advisor, there are some very good reasons why you should. Here are the ‘Top 3’ advantageous ways you can still maximize Agribusinesses tax savings this year: Consider bunching itemized deductions every …

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