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Today’s Harvest is a valued, timely resource for stories, news, tips and information relevant to Northeast agriculture and our customers.
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Ag Economy

2023 Northeast Wine Grape Outlook

Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange

Our recently published, 2023 Northeast Wine Grape Outlook, written by Hans Walter-Peterson, Senior Viticulture Extension Specialist Cornell Cooperative Extension, reviews recent years of grape production, and a forecast of what is to come for 2023.

March 28, 2023

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Celebrating 50 Years of Providing High Value Financials Services to Northeast Agriculture

Farm Credit East is proud to be the Northeast’s premier financial services provider, serving the needs of over 18,000 producers involved in farming, fishing, forestry and agribusinesses. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Farm Credit East’s financial services offerings. 

March 28, 2023

Today's Harvest Blog

Financial Management
Should I Purchase Points on My Mortgage Loan?

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

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Financial Management
Understanding Your Milk Check

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

Financial Management
Liquidity is Essential in Turbulent Times

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

Financial Management
Payroll Deferral Update: the risks and benefits of employers’ options

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

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