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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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Latest Tariff Relief Changes Affect Almond, Cherry & Hog Producers

Latest Tariff Relief Changes Affect Almond, Cherry & Hog Producers

By Matthew Farrell | September 27, 2018
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has established the procedures required to provide direct tariff relief payments to growers to help offset some damage imposed by retaliatory tariffs. Almonds & Cherries Added to Commodity List Producers of almonds and cherries can now sign up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which …

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Farm Bill

Water Infrastructure Act Fluidly Moving Along

By K·Coe Editorial | September 25, 2018
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The proposed Water Infrastructure Act will add flexibility for reservoir, irrigation, and water companies to generate essential revenue to invest in infrastructure. The bill reforms section 501(c)(12) of the federal tax code and is aimed to help companies stay in business and stimulate private investment in water infrastructure throughout rural …

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Revenue

You Could Be Standing on Additional Revenue

By Pinion Editorial | September 20, 2018
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Many farmers haven’t ever stopped to think about the potential in revenue opportunities that lie right beneath them: land. “Your privately-owned land has value well beyond crop and livestock production,” says Robert Veldman, a senior land-management advisor at K·Coe Isom. In the face of thin margins and inconsistent markets, Robert encourages …

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Emergency Relief

5 Things to Mitigate Farm Risk During Natural Disaster

By Jeanne Bernick | September 15, 2018
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As the nation watches the ongoing punch from Hurricane Florence (now a tropical storm) as it has been dumping rain for days and causing catastrophic storm surges, all eyes have been on an area just inland from the North Carolina coast, where there are more pigs than people. Near New …

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Caution & Potential Surrounding Common Ownership

Caution & Potential Surrounding Common Ownership

By K·Coe Editorial | September 11, 2018
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Following the recently proposed Section 199A regulations in August, we have been fielding questions from farmers regarding common ownership and how section 199A (20% of business income deduction) may apply.  Here is a general overview for guidance around these regulations, as well as a caution for rental entities. Common ownership, …

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Details Announced for the Commodities Promised Relief by USDA

By K·Coe Editorial | August 28, 2018
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According to the official press release, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) will administer the Food Purchase and Distribution Program to purchase up to $1.2 billion in commodities unfairly targeted by unjustified retaliation. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will distribute these commodities through nutrition assistance programs such as The Emergency …

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