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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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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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Crop Insurance
Stay Up To Date With The Dairy Markets Insights Newsletter

 The dairy industry is ever changing, and there is constantly news being thrown at us in all different directions. Our weekly dairy market insights newsletter is curated by the Crops Growers dairy and livestock team to keep you up to date on markets and current events impacting your dairy operation.

April 18, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Two Powerful Safety Nets for Dairy Producers – Are You Covered?

As dairy producers know all too well, the dairy industry is prone to significant volatility and risk. Fluctuations in milk prices, feed costs and other factors can wreak havoc on profit margins. Fortunately, there are two important risk management tools available to dairy operations, Dairy Margin Coverage and Dairy Revenue Protection.

April 02, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Crop Insurance Provides Certainty Against Unpredictable Weather

Crop insurance can protect against financial losses from weather-related crop damage and quality reductions. Its purpose is to ensure farmers can continue operating after a difficult season. In a year like 2023, being insured against these types of weather events can make or break a business.

 

February 22, 2024

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