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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

Today's Harvest Blog

Business Tips and Tools
Will That Purchase Pay For Itself?

Originally published in Hoard's Dairyman, this article by Roger Murray, Farm Credit East Chief Marketplace Officer, examines how to prioritize capital investments using a variety of strategies, including partial budgeting, 

June 07, 2022

Tax Talks
2022: The Last Year of 100% Bonus Depreciation
Most farmers are familiar with section 179 and bonus depreciation. Essentially, both of these tools allow additional deductions up-front on an asset. In today's Tax Talks, Senior Tax Consultant, Dario Arezzo examines the differences in the two tax planning strategies, and upcoming changes.

June 02, 2022

Farm Credit
A Healthy Farm is Nothing Without a Healthy You

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to step back and check in with your family, your staff, and most importantly, yourself.

May 24, 2022

Ag Economy
2022 Northeast Vegetable Crops Outlook
In today's blog, Bradley Rickard, Cornell University gives a review on the northeast vegetable crops industry in 2021, as well as an outlook for 2022. This paper, along with more highlighting other industry outlooks in the Northeast, can be found in Northeast Agriculture: 2022 Insights & Perspectives.

May 18, 2022

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