Today’s Harvest Blog

Today’s Harvest is a valued, timely resource for stories, news, tips and information relevant to Northeast agriculture and our customers.
Farm tractor in a field during the fall harvest

Latest From Today's Harvest Blog

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

Cooperative model graphic

Latest Tax Talk

Confident female farmer standing outdoors near car on background with farm field on fall day, signing some papers
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

Today's Harvest Blog

Tag: community support 
Young farmer walking away in a fruit orchard, Mental Health Awareness graphic logo is in the bottom left corner
Business Tips and Tools
Farm Stress, Mental Health, and Mediation and Conflict Resolution-Key Resources for the Agriculture Community

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To raise awareness around the importance of dealing with issues impacting mental health — from stress to conflict — following are helpful resources available in each Northeast state.

May 16, 2023

Pair of hands holding small amount of brown soil with small green leaf plant growing
Farm Credit
Farm Credit East Staff Give Back

As part of Farm Credit East’s mission, we strive to be an advocate for, and a responsible, committed member of the Northeast farm and rural community. The entire Farm Credit East team is committed to this mission. We strive to fulfill it through financial support and staff participation in events and activities that strengthen agriculture and enhance its future in local communities.

November 16, 2022

Farm Credit
A Healthy Farm is Nothing Without a Healthy You

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, which makes it the perfect time to step back and check in with your family, your staff, and most importantly, yourself.

May 24, 2022

Farm Credit
Educating Youth in Agriculture While Expanding Food Access
Today's blog highlights the Boston, Massachusetts organization The Food Project, and wraps up our four part Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) series. The Food Project's mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults who work together to build a more just and sustainable food system.

March 01, 2022

Meet the Authors

Connect with and discover our Today’s Harvest blog authors and their broad range of financial and northeast agricultural expertise.