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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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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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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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Pinion Joins Leading Harvest as a Program Supporter

By Pinion Editorial | July 26, 2022
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July 26, 2022 – The leading food and agriculture consulting firm Pinion and its sustainability and land (formerly DIGS Associates) advisory divisions are excited to announce that they have joined as a Program Supporter of Leading Harvest, a nonprofit organization who created a scalable program for independently verifying sustainable farm …

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New Sustainability Targets for Cow-Calf and Feedyard Sectors: How to Set and Meet these Goals

By Pinion Editorial | May 10, 2022
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With the recent announcement by the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (USRSB) of sustainability goals for the entire U.S. beef supply chain, cow-calf and feedyard operations have been assigned a set of sustainability targets and a deadline by which to attain them. We think these goals will prove to be …

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Agriculture Joins Food Companies in Global Climate Solutions

By Laura Sands | March 24, 2022
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Rarely has U.S. agriculture been at such a pivotal, transformative era. Globally, and here in the U.S., the world’s major governments, food companies, and the agricultural industry are focused on climate change and its impact on the food supply. Farmers themselves are trying to also mitigate the risks that are …

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3 Ways Producers Can Prepare for the Future of Carbon Opportunities

By K·Coe Editorial | January 11, 2022
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There are some important lessons garnered from 2021’s exploratory year for growers considering carbon sequestration.  KCoe’s Pinion Advisory team recommends three things you can do now to prepare for potential carbon market opportunities in 2022, or beyond. Lesson 1:  The carbon opportunity cannot be applied to every landowner.  There are …

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What’s Ahead for the Carbon Market

By K·Coe Editorial | January 10, 2022
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What a year it’s been for carbon markets.  The subject has really taken the food and agriculture industry by storm.  After many months of discussion, do producers and sustainability experts think there are possibilities for growers to create and secure opportunities from it right now? Are carbon markets considered to …

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