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Business Tips and Tools

Understanding your Cost of Production

Daniele Ricci

Risk management is the name of the game. If you know your Cost of Production (COP), your risk management strategy can set you up to preserve three things: liquidity, equity for future investments and equity for retirement. 

February 7, 2023

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
USDA Emergency Relief Programs for Producers

Emergency Relief Program (ERP) phase one closed on December 16, 2022. Phase two opened on January 23rd and runs through June 2, 2023. The funds appropriated by Congress will be distributed through the Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP) and the ERP. Regarding ELRP, the Farm Service Agency will release more information once they have finished its analysis on the 2021 drought and wildfire impacts on livestock producers.

January 31, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Tips for Managing your Business in an Inflationary Environment

Topping news headlines is inflation and its impact on the U.S. economy. As measured by the Consumer Price Index, inflation is currently running in the 8% range and prices are rising at a rate we haven’t seen since the early 1980s. Learn strategies for producers to manage through the current inflationary environment. 

July 19, 2022

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Innovation and Emerging Markets
Recap: Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit 2022

In today's blog, Farm Credit East's Chris Laughton, shares a recap of the 2022 Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit. The two day event, held in New York City, focused on innovation in Controlled Environment Agriculture, or CEA for short. 

July 15, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
Reporting Your Spring Crop Planted Acres

As you wrap up your spring crop planting season, attention to detail is key when reporting your planted acres. Whether you are reporting to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) or to your Crop Growers crop insurance agent, make sure your report is accurate. Read more for key due dates and best practices.

June 28, 2022

Public Policy
The 2022 USDA Census of Agriculture – Be Counted!

Since 1840, The USDA Census of Agriculture has been the only complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. If you own or operate a farm that normally sells $1,000 or more of produce annually, this is your opportunity to make sure your operation is counted in this year's census.

June 21, 2022

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