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Crop Insurance

Another Wet One – How Crop Growers Can Help Northeast Tobacco Growers

Daniele Harris

In 2023, the Northeast experienced another wet tobacco growing season. Given the high cost of tobacco cultivation (over $1,000 per acre), risk management plans are crucial for producers. Connecticut insured more than 3,000 acres of this valuable crop. The purpose of crop insurance, like any other insurance, is not to bring profits but to make the producer whole again so they can continue to farm the following year.

February 13, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
What you Need to Know about Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting for your Business

Starting January 1, 2024, most United States (U.S.) entities must report information about the beneficial owners of their businesses to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. financial system by making it harder for illicit actors to use shell companies to launder their money or hide assets. This blog article explores the key elements of the BOI reporting rule and what actions your business needs to take. 

January 18, 2024

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Tag: business management 
Business Tips and Tools
Planning a Good Year

Whether you're planning for a banner year or bracing for the worst, the main factors in any business are planning and communication. Farm Credit East Business Consultant, Ethan Robertson, gives some specific examples of planning for the year ahead, as well as succession planning for further into the future.

March 22, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
The Ability to Change -That's the Secret Sauce

Originally published in Hoard's Dairyman, this article by Roger Murray, Farm Credit East Chief Marketplace Officer, examines the characteristics and process of operating a business with a sustainable competitive advantage.

March 08, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
Setting Up Your Spring Crop Insurance Policy: Revenue Protection Vs. Yield Protection
As the March 15 deadline to finalize risk management plans for the year approaches, producers are faced with an important decision: revenue vs. yield protection. Daniele Ricci, Crop Growers LLP, gives an overview of the policies, and how to determine the right protection for your operation.

February 22, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
A Reset in Communication

Effective business communication is dependent on how employees and management interact with each other to reach operational goals. But what if there’s a disruption to that communication or a formal plan was never discussed? Jon Jaffe, Farm Credit East business consultant, guides readers through the steps of a communication reset.

July 13, 2021

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