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February 15, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Another Wet One – How Crop Growers Can Help Northeast Tobacco Growers

In 2023, the Northeast experienced another wet tobacco growing season. Given the high cost of tobacco cultivation (over $1,000 per acre), risk management plans are crucial for producers. Connecticut insured more than 3,000 acres of this valuable crop. The purpose of crop insurance, like any other insurance, is not to bring profits but to make the producer whole again so they can continue to farm the following year.

February 13, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
Agricultural Business Basics – Farm Financial Management

Join Farm Credit East and our Cosponsor, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society for a free webinar on Agricultural Business Basics – Farm Financial Management

February 1, 2024

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Farm Credit Connect: Your Digital Portal

Farm Credit Connect, Farm Credit East's customer portal provides customers with a secure environment to complete transactions and interact with their Farm Credit East team. Learn more about the features and benefits of using Farm Credit Connect to compliment your Farm Credit East relationship. 

January 04, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
Ready to Apply for a Loan? Follow these 4 steps to get started

Getting a loan application ready can be daunting and puzzling. But you don’t need to know all the answers. Lenders, like Farm Credit East, can provide resources and guidance to assist you in determining if a loan is the best answer for you and what you will need to apply and qualify for one. 

December 01, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Helping Producers Navigate Funding Sources

Grants can be a great resource to provide additional funds needed to take on larger projects, but they’re often under-utilized because they can be time consuming and involve quite a bit of paperwork. To help Northeast agricultural producers navigate funding options, Farm Credit East recently released an update to its report, Grants and Incentives for Northeast Agriculture. 

August 15, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Financing Manufactured Homes

Country Living Loans from Farm Credit East is able to finance several types of non-conforming real estate that traditional financial institutions can’t, including new construction, vacant land and farms. But what about manufactured homes? To answer this, Mortgage Specialist, Kali Kraeger goes over Country Living Loans financing capabilities.

 

April 03, 2023

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