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Improving Brand Value

April 2019

Such an easy and straight-forward definition may hide richer and more complete pillars of value formation and the different ways customers may experience value. Furthermore, it’s important to understand where and how value is created.

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What's Going On With The New NAFTA?

March 2019

NAFTA was the first trade deal to include intellectual property protections, but our innovative world demanded modernization of its provisions. USMCA strengthens protections for patents and trademarks in areas like biotechnology, financial services and domain names, as well as provides new provisions governing the expansion of digital trade and investments in innovative products and services. These modernizations provide greater protection for U.S. agribusinesses along the supply chain.

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Sales, Marketing and Liquidity

May 2018

For better or worse, marketing and sales efforts affect not only the profitability of a firm but also the firm’s liquidity, or its ability to meet short-term financial obligations.

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Speak your CFO's Language

June 2017

Do you ever feel a bit like Charlie Brown listening to his teacher when your chief financial officer is talking?

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Talent affects finance

May 2016

Agribusiness professionals seem to view the chief financial officer (CFO) as a no-nonsense type with a singular focus on the numbers. It is clear, however, that nothing is more important to a company’s financial performance than talent management.

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What do Farmers Want From Their Lender? Pt 2

October 2009

From Ag Lender Magazine - As to the decision most farmers use in choosing a lender/financial services provide, 58 percent of the producers make the choice individually with little input from others, and another 26 percent make the choice after extensive discussion with others in the business (see Figure 4)....

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Lenders to Benefit from Commercial Producer Survey

August 2008

From Ag Lender Magazine - Successful lenders understand how to position themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace to obtain a sustainable competitive advantage. They thoroughly understand their customers’ business and work to stay ahead of commercial producers who are striving to remain profitable in a global agricultural industry.

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The Lease vs. Buy Decision

August 2007

From Feed and Grain Magazine - It’s time to replace an old truck or a large piece of grain handling equipment. Or, the office needs a new copier or computer equipment. How will you handle this decision? Will you take out a loan and buy the asset or will you...