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Financial Management

Vermont Child Care Credit – What You Need to Know

Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange

Beginning July 1, 2024, Vermont employers and self-employed individuals will begin making contributions composed of a 0.44% payroll tax on wages and a 0.11% self-employment income tax to the Vermont Department of Taxes for deposit into the Child Care Contribution (CCC) Special Fund.

July 18, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Important Update Regarding Life Insurance Redemptions

In April, we discussed that the Supreme Court was hearing arguments in the Connelly v U.S. case regarding life insurance proceeds. With this case now decided, it will be important for individuals and small businesses owning life insurance to fund buy/sell agreements to include a review of these policies.

July 5, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
Ready to Apply for a Loan? Follow these 4 steps to get started

Getting a loan application ready can be daunting and puzzling. But you don’t need to know all the answers. Lenders, like Farm Credit East, can provide resources and guidance to assist you in determining if a loan is the best answer for you and what you will need to apply and qualify for one. 

December 01, 2023

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Farm Credit
Giving Thanks for Northeast Agricultural Producers

At Thanksgiving, we give thanks for many things. We are thankful for our families, loved ones and the food we sit down to share as we celebrate the holiday — along with the Northeast producers who will make our Thanksgiving meal possible.

November 21, 2023

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Ag Economy
On the Market for Equipment? Keep in mind these major themes in the farm machinery market

Between rate increases, tightening inventories, market volatility and the rising cost of inputs, the agricultural equipment and financing landscape is entering a distinctly different environment following years of unprecedented demand and high farm profitability. As we head into year-end, here are the major themes and factors impacting machinery purchases, financing activity and overall buyer sentiment.

November 14, 2023

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Crop Insurance
What’s the beef with Livestock Risk Protection?

What’s the beef with Livestock Risk Protection? Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) has grown in popularity as the U.S. has experienced record high beef prices. LRP is a subsidized risk management program designed to insure against unexpected declines in livestock prices. 

November 07, 2023

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