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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 
Tax Talks
2021: A Good Time for an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust?

Farm Credit East Senior Tax Consultant, Dario Arezzo, explains the benefit of an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust for estate planning and generational transfer purposes, as well as the tax implications.

February 23, 2021

Financial Management
Liquidity is Essential in Turbulent Times

Originally published in Hoard's Dairyman, this article by Roger Murray, Farm Credit East Chief Marketplace Officer, touches on the importance of maintaining adequate financial liquidity in your dairy operation.

February 02, 2021

Business Tips and Tools
Five Things to Consider when Starting a New Ag Business

Understanding the opportunities and obstacles before beginning a new business is key to success. FarmStart advisor Samantha Stoddard dives into critical questions entrepreneurs should ask themselves before making the leap.

October 20, 2020

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Business Tips and Tools
Happy 'Get Smart About Credit' Day!

Today is Get Smart About Credit Day! Senior Loan Officer, Jason Hoagland, prepares you for the loan application process by going over the 5 Cs of credit: Character, Capital, Capacity, Conditions and Collateral.

October 15, 2020

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