CFAP Program Applications

On April 20th, we told you about money Congress had appropriated to ag producers to help fight the economic effects of the COVID pandemic (https://www.coopernorman.com/stimulus-money-for-the-ag-sector/). Yesterday morning, the USDA announced that beginning next Tuesday (May 26), producers who have suffered losses can begin submitting applications (https://www.farmers.gov/cfap). Some items to note: To complete your application, you will need… Read More

Stimulus Money for the Ag Sector

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section” _builder_version=”3.22″][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” _builder_version=”3.25″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.25″ custom_padding=”|||” custom_padding__hover=”|||”][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” _builder_version=”3.26.3″ background_size=”initial” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat”] COVID Food Assistance Program (CFAP) Many of you have been asking when the federal government was going to offer stimulus money to the agricultural sector. Late last Friday, the USDA announced that it has $19B to assist… Read More

When to Bring in a Business Advisor

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.3″ text_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”text_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ text_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” text_text_shadow_vertical_length=”text_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ text_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” text_text_shadow_blur_strength=”text_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ text_text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” link_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”link_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ link_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” link_text_shadow_vertical_length=”link_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ link_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” link_text_shadow_blur_strength=”link_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ link_text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” ul_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”ul_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ ul_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” ul_text_shadow_vertical_length=”ul_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ ul_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” ul_text_shadow_blur_strength=”ul_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ ul_text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” ol_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”ol_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ ol_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” ol_text_shadow_vertical_length=”ol_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ ol_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” ol_text_shadow_blur_strength=”ol_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ ol_text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” quote_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”quote_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ quote_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” quote_text_shadow_vertical_length=”quote_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ quote_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px” quote_text_shadow_blur_strength=”quote_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ quote_text_shadow_blur_strength_tablet=”1px” header_text_shadow_horizontal_length=”header_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ header_text_shadow_horizontal_length_tablet=”0px” header_text_shadow_vertical_length=”header_text_shadow_style,%91object Object%93″ header_text_shadow_vertical_length_tablet=”0px”… Read More

2018 Ag Seminars

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″ custom_padding=”0px|||||”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”3.26.3″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_image src=”http://coopernorman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2018_ag_seminar_header.png” _builder_version=”3.26.3″ force_fullwidth=”on”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_image src=”http://coopernorman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/middle-agknowledge-save-the-date-email.png” _builder_version=”3.26.3″ force_fullwidth=”on”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.3″] Register Today! [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.3″ column_structure=”1_2,1_2″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”3.26.3″ type=”1_2″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.3″]Seminars hosted by Cooper Norman Pocatello – Friday, January 19th   Twin Falls – Tuesday, January 23rd Idaho Falls – Thursday, January 25th   Get your operation future-ready with this half-day seminar: 2018 Tax Update Industry Panel… Read More

Organizational Developement Key to Continued Success

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″ custom_padding=”0px||0px|||”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”3.26.3″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.3″ custom_margin=”||-14px|||”]In nearly 45 years of providing business consulting services to agricultural family businesses across the U.S., I have observed and become convinced that the key to success in today’s ag business  environment is ensuring that the business leaders pay attention to evulving the organization and the resulting… Read More

Selecting Family Advisors

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”3.26.3″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.3″]In the course of providing consulting to clients over the decades it has become apparent that we have advised our clients to get over the need for independence, and seek help from trusted advisors such as veterinarians, lenders, agronomists, lawyers, consultants and other ag  professionals. The business of agriculture… Read More

AGKnowledge Cultivating Agribusiness

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_image src=”http://coopernorman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/agknowledge-logo.png” _builder_version=”3.26.3″ width=”50%”][/et_pb_image][et_pb_image src=”http://coopernorman.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/middle-agknowledge-save-the-date-email.png” force_fullwidth=”on” _builder_version=”3.26.3″][/et_pb_image][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.3″]Click on your desired location to register through Eventbrite or call Malinda in our Idaho Falls office at 208.523.0862 for questions or to register over the phone. $25 per person or $50 per farm (lunch is included)[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][et_pb_row column_structure=”2_3,1_3″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_column type=”2_3″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.3″]All locations… Read More

2014 Idaho Potato Conference Winner

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”3.26.3″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.3″]Joey Wallace with Driscoll Brothers was our winner at the 35th annual Idaho Potato Conference and Ag expo. He won a SIG SAUER SP2022 .40 caliber with laser and holster. Presenting Joey his prize is Blake Johnson, the Managing Member of the Idaho Falls office of Cooper Norman.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_image _builder_version=”3.26.3″… Read More

Retirement Means Big Decisions for Farm Families

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″ custom_padding=”0px||0px|||”][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_column type=”4_4″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.3″]Retirement can be a tricky business to plan for. The article “Retirement Unlikely for Some Blue-collar Americans” tackled some of the issues, and our own Mike Salisbury weighed in. ‘Farmers, loggers and other agriculture workers often have their wealth tied up in their homes or work property. Business… Read More

Devin Peterson Joins Cooper Norman

[et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.26.3″][et_pb_column _builder_version=”3.26.3″ type=”4_4″][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.26.3″]Cooper Norman is proud to announce the recent hiring of Devin Peterson as Business Consultant. Devin will be working out of the Pocatello office and specializing in farm business planning, financial analysis, family business succession and transition planning and other consulting services to farm and agribusiness clients. He will… Read More