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Ag Economy

Make Agriculture Count! The 2022 USDA Census of Agriculture

Chris Laughton

The ag census is the most reliable source of information on U.S. agriculture and provides extremely valuable information. If you receive a form, we encourage you to fill it out to make sure agriculture is counted! Following are a few frequently asked questions we’ve received from our customers.


January 26, 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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Tag: business management 
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Business Tips and Tools
Approved Production History Onion Insurance Policy - Is Your Crop Covered?

Onions are a specialized high-value crop, so it is essential to understand their insurance policy. Onions fall under the Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Approved Production History policy. In other words, anything Mother Nature throws at the crop is covered. Is your crop covered?

 

January 10, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Positioning your Business for Financial Success

Every farmer, fisherman or forest product producer defines success differently. For some, success is measured strictly in dollars and cents: the “bottom line.” Others make non-financial goals a priority. These non-financial goals may be very important, but even so, positive earnings are a requirement to achieving them. Read more for five of our best practices for financial success.

October 18, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
Why Is Liquidity Important To Your Ag Operation?

In the financial world, your cash position is referred to as liquidity, i.e. your ability to pay your bills. Liquidity is important to any agricultural business, yet it may have a heightened significance depending on what you produce, how long it takes you to produce it and how it’s sold or marketed.

October 04, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
Decisions to make in an inflationary environment

Originally published in Hoard's Dairyman, this article by Roger Murray, Farm Credit East Chief Marketplace Officer,discusses how to plan ahead in this inflationary environment to ensure more of your gross revenues remains in your pocket. 

August 23, 2022

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