Today’s Harvest Blog

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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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Your Partner into the Future

As of January 1, 2022, Farm Credit East and Yankee Farm Credit have officially merged with overwhelming stockholder approval. CEO Mike Reynolds outlines his optimism and plans for the future of the Northeast cooperative in today's blog. 

January 04, 2022

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Committed to Agriculture and Rural Communities

As part of Farm Credit East’s stewardship strategy, it has established a number of programs over the years to contribute to industry support organizations and the communities where our customers and staff live. In 2021, we celebrate milestones for a few of these stewardship programs.

December 22, 2021

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Showing Appreciation for Customer Owners

As a cooperative, our customers are at the core of everything we do. To celebrate our loyal customer-owners, Farm Credit East held a virtual Customer Appreciation Meeting as well as several in-person events across the Northeast over the summer and fall.

December 07, 2021

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Thankful for Northeast Producers

Here at Farm Credit East, we’re thankful for the region’s producers who provide the abundance of fresh, local food to fill our table this Thanksgiving.

November 23, 2021

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