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Business Tips and Tools

7 Strategies for Smart Liquidity Management

Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange

Simply defined, liquidity is having cash or assets on hand to pay bills and expenses. Liquidity is particularly important in agriculture given the unique risks – from fluctuating commodity prices and weather volatility to regulatory constraints — along with the financial characteristics of agricultural businesses, including seasonality, family living needs and capital investment considerations. 

May 21, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Life Insurance Redemptions Falling Under IRS Scrutiny

In the context of farming business structures, acquiring a life insurance policy is a prevalent practice. Here are two common scenarios and an update on an ongoing Supreme Court case involving the IRS concerning the valuation of businesses when insurance payouts are implicated and whether such proceeds are deemed liabilities or not.

April 11, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
A Healthy Farm Starts with a Healthy You

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which is a good time to check in on your own mental wellbeing and that of your family, staff, and loved ones. 

May 14, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Protect Your Harvest from the Fury of Hail with Crop Growers Crop Insurance

Crop Growers, the insurance provider of Farm Credit East, provides coverage for reduced quality and production of crops resulting from hail events, giving acre-by-acre protection that can cover up to the full value of the crop.

May 08, 2024

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Ag Economy
2024 Grain and Oilseed Industry Outlook Summary

2023 had surprising results after a seemingly poor growing season. U.S. farmers are currently facing increasing export competition in a declining price environment. What will this mean for producer margins in 2024?

April 30, 2024

Ag Economy
2024 Forest Products Outlook Summary

2023 was a challenging year for wood products markets. Rising interest rates hampered demand while capacity ramped up across the south. Paul Jannke, a forest industry expert with Forest Economic Advisors (FEA), recently presented his perspective on the region’s forest product markets and economic outlook.

April 26, 2024

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