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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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Improving Access to Fresh Food and Expanding Diversity in Agriculture

Today’s blog continues our series focusing on Farm Credit East’s ESG efforts. Buffalo Go Green is a Buffalo, N.Y., based organization that aims to both expand access to fresh, healthy food, while also growing diversity within the agriculture industry.

February 15, 2022

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10 Steps to Owning a Rural Property

Buying a rural home or property can seem like a daunting task, especially for a first-time home buyer. In today's blog, Country Living Mortgage Specialist, Kali Kraeger, outlines what you can expect to happen during the loan application cycle from start to finish.

February 08, 2022

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CASE: Developing the next generation of agriculture

Today’s blog continues our series focusing on Farm Credit East’s ESG efforts. The Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) is a project of the National Council for Agricultural Educators, managed by the National Association of Agricultural Educators, which integrates science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts with hands-on, inquiry-based learning at the high school level. 

February 01, 2022

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Three River Farmers Alliance: Connecting farmers with expanded markets

Today’s blog kicks off a series that will focus on Farm Credit East’s ESG efforts by highlighting organizations we have supported and the positive impact they have had in developing agriculture’s next generation, increasing access to fresh, healthy food options, and revitalizing rural communities. In this first installment, meet Three River Farmers Alliance based in New Hampshire's Seacoast Region.

January 13, 2022

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