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Profitability

Returning Customer Value through Patronage Dividends

Andrew Grant

For the past 28 years, Farm Credit East has returned a share of its earnings to customers in the form of patronage dividends – a benefit of cooperative ownership. In fact, since the patronage program was first adopted, customer-owners of Farm Credit East (and predecessor cooperatives) have received more than $1.4 billion in dividends from ownership of their cooperative. But what exactly is a patronage dividend? 

February 27, 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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Crop Insurance
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 09, 2023

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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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

Business Tips and Tools
Tips for Managing your Business in an Inflationary Environment

Topping news headlines is inflation and its impact on the U.S. economy. As measured by the Consumer Price Index, inflation is currently running in the 8% range and prices are rising at a rate we haven’t seen since the early 1980s. Learn strategies for producers to manage through the current inflationary environment. 

July 19, 2022

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