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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 
Public Policy
Payroll Provisions of COVID-19 Relief Measures

When passed, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act had many implications for businesses. Chris Laughton highlights how the FFCRA impacts payroll and tax credits for businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 21, 2020

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Tax Talks
Important Tax Law Changes for Northeast Agriculture in the CARES Act

While guidance and legislation continue to come from all sides, the House of Representatives — following the Senate’s lead — passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act and the legislation has been signed by President Trump. The purpose of this post is to highlight the current legislation’s tax implications and their relevance to Northeast agriculture and customers of Farm Credit East.

March 30, 2020

Financial Management
Crop Insurance: An Important Risk Management Tool

Crop insurance played an important role in 2019 for many Northeast spring crop producers. As we look ahead in 2020, utilizing your local agent's expertise to review your business goals, business risks, marketing plan and more can help you develop a plan that meets your business needs.

March 10, 2020

Business Tips and Tools
Marketing Yourself to Potential Business Partners, Landowners and Customers

To market yourself to potential business partners, landowners and customers, you need to have a plan. Keith Dickinson discusses a communication tool to connect the values and goals of your business to potential investors.

February 18, 2020

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