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Business Tips and Tools

7 Strategies for Smart Liquidity Management

Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange

Simply defined, liquidity is having cash or assets on hand to pay bills and expenses. Liquidity is particularly important in agriculture given the unique risks – from fluctuating commodity prices and weather volatility to regulatory constraints — along with the financial characteristics of agricultural businesses, including seasonality, family living needs and capital investment considerations. 

May 21, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Life Insurance Redemptions Falling Under IRS Scrutiny

In the context of farming business structures, acquiring a life insurance policy is a prevalent practice. Here are two common scenarios and an update on an ongoing Supreme Court case involving the IRS concerning the valuation of businesses when insurance payouts are implicated and whether such proceeds are deemed liabilities or not.

April 11, 2024

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Tag: ag retail 
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Ag Economy
2024 Green Industry Outlook

Dr. Charlie Hall of Texas A&M University gives a Green Industry update and economic outlook for 2024, including a look back at 2022, landscape sector resilience, the varied profit levels seen across the industry in 2023 and look to the implication of new technology and innovation.

 

March 13, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
Finding Opportunities In Your Ag Retail Businesses Amidst Inflation

Farm Credit East business consultants give their top tips for managing your ag retail businesses in this inflationary environment in today's blog, Finding Opportunities in your Ag Retail Businesses amidst Inflation.

August 02, 2022

Farm Credit
Northeast Farm Fresh Products in Your Neighborhood

In the Northeast, there is no shortage of fresh food grown locally. What’s your favorite summertime farm product? Let us know in the comments below and visit our Farm Fresh Guide to find out where to buy your favorite farm fresh products all summer long.

June 22, 2021

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