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Newly Proposed 2023 Tax Deductions: Money in your Pocket… If Passed

By Pinion Editorial | January 18, 2024
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Congress has drafted new tax legislation that is shaping up well amongst both the House and Senate Committee leaders.  The $78 billion tax agreement, introduced as The Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, includes pending rule changes that result in business owners seeing an increase in …

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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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What Farmers Need to Know About Renewable Energy Options

By Pinion Editorial | July 10, 2023
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Across the U.S. agricultural landscape there is a growing demand for renewable energy sources. As clean energy policies and tax credits stimulate the energy transition, we’re seeing new opportunities for American farmers, ranchers, and landowners to make additional income from their land. Wind and solar are the two quickest growing …

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Updates on GHG Protocol Land Sector and Removal Guidance Draft

By Pinion Editorial | February 23, 2023
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The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the leading international standard setting body for GHG accounting and reporting. In September of 2022, the GHG Protocol released the Land Sector and Removals Guidance draft. While this guidance will not be finalized until late 2023, there are key details to understand now. The …

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How Producers Play a Role in 2030 Biodiversity Targets

By Pinion Editorial | February 22, 2023
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In December 2022, the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity was held in Montréal with a focus on protecting nature and halting biodiversity loss around the world. As a result, delegates agreed to the landmark Kunming-Montréal Global Biodiversity Framework. Targets and Goals In …

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How the Holidays Can Shape Your Family Legacy

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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Guidance for Setting Science-Based Targets for Your Ag Operation

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 Target 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 biofuel business 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 …

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