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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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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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Summary of California Drought Relief Grant Program

By Pinion Editorial | October 4, 2022
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AB 157, signed into law by Gov. Newsom on September 27, 2022, includes the creation of the “California Small Agricultural Business Drought Relief Grant Program”, for qualified small agricultural businesses who are impacted by drought according to USDA data. The program has been funded with $75M, and may be funded …

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Summary of IRA: How New Incentives, Programs, and Funding Benefit the Ag Industry

By Pinion Editorial | September 15, 2022
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On August 16, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The $750 billion law contains funding for health care and climate and includes tax changes aimed at large corporations. What does this mean, in turn, for the Food & Ag industry specifically? Sweeping Tax Incentives and Beneficial …

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New ERP Disaster Funds for Producers: Who Qualifies?

By Pinion Editorial | May 24, 2022
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Under the USDA’s Farm Service Agency new disaster program, Emergency Relief Program (ERP), producers who lost crops, trees, bushes, and vines due to qualifying disaster events in 2020 and 2021 should expect to be contacted soon via a letter from FSA.  What does this mean? Producers who qualify have an …

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A Case for Multi-Generational Farming: The Result of Planning for Change

By Kala Jenkins | April 20, 2022
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A multi-generational (six-generation) agriculture business that had been passed down from parents to their three sons engaged a succession planning expert. The three sons were married and had adult, married children, and young grandchildren. The expert started the process by having individual conversations with each family member. Through the course …

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Data Technologies and Trends Farmers will Invest in Over the Next Five Years

By Pinion Editorial | April 18, 2022
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Technology has been empowering agriculture since machines replaced the ox and plow. Consider what GPS-guided tractors, moisture tracking sensors, plant genetics, and livestock breeding have done in just the last few decades to propel farmers and ranchers to higher production and profitability.   Now, financial technology has emerged as the …

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How Ag Operations Can Leverage Financial Technology

By Pinion Editorial | April 14, 2022
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Until now, farmers and ranchers faced a roadblock between the key metrics they could collect and how to truly use them. The good news is these high-tech financial technology platforms overcome the barrier between farm data and management decisions. The latest financial technology uses artificial intelligence (AI), automation, and cloud-based …

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