Why does it pay to have Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP)? DRP sets a quarterly price floor based on Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) futures prices to protect dairy producers against unexpected declines in milk revenue. It’s important to protect your operation — and DRP is one of the resources you can have in your toolbox to do so.
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The recently enacted New York State budget makes the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) fully refundable for eligible farmers who derive more than two-thirds of their gross income from farming. This provision will be in place through 2027 and will greatly benefit eligible farmers in New York State. Today’s post provides a high-level overview of the ITC.
May 29, 2023
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Country Living Senior Mortgage Specialist, Sandra Lemon, explains the advantages and disadvantages of buying points on your mortgage to lower your interest rate and how it can potentially save you money over the life of the loan.
March 14, 2023
Understanding your milk check is a crucial piece to your operation’s revenue and risk management strategy. Milk checks vary between cooperatives and who you sell your milk to, but breaking it down by how the line items on your check are calculated can help you determine your mailbox price and what you are paid.
March 07, 2023
Originally published in Hoard's Dairyman, this article by Roger Murray, Farm Credit East Chief Marketplace Officer, touches on the importance of maintaining adequate financial liquidity in your dairy operation.
February 02, 2021
On August 8, President Trump issued an executive order allowing employers to defer withholding and payment of certain employee portions of Social Security taxes. Read more for a big picture overview of employer considerations.
September 10, 2020