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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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What Does it Mean to Buy a Property with Deed Restrictions?
When buying a rural property, whether it is a large parcel of crop or timberland or an operating farm, more due diligence is necessary than buying a standard home on a lot. One important question to ask is: Does this property have a deed restriction?

November 16, 2021

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Preparing the Next Generation of Dairy Leaders

Farm Credit East, along with more than 80 sponsors, contributed to this year's Northeast Dairy Challenge. The program engages students with a holistic, on-farm experience to put their ag education and communication skills to the test.

October 19, 2021

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Returning to Normalcy: Farm Credit East Summer Interns

When Farm Credit East's 2021 interns signed their offer letters, there was still a chance the internship would be virtual. Farm Credit East ultimately decided that internships could be completed in-office, which was a breath of fresh air to this group of interns. Today, on National Intern Day, read about the relationships built, training gained and their 2021 summer intern experience.

July 29, 2021

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Northeast Farm Fresh Products in Your Neighborhood

In the Northeast, there is no shortage of fresh food grown locally. What’s your favorite summertime farm product? Let us know in the comments below and visit our Farm Fresh Guide to find out where to buy your favorite farm fresh products all summer long.

June 22, 2021

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