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Business Tips and Tools

Loan Application Essentials: What you need to apply

Erin Tones

Are you in need of financing for your farm, fishing or forestry business but not sure how to get started? Don’t let the process be a barrier to getting the funding you need! Keep reading for a list of essential information you’ll need to submit an application.

December 6, 2022

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Employee Retention Credit and Supply Chain Disruptions

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a refundable tax credit that taxpayers could obtain by meeting a quantitative test for either a decline in revenues, or because their business was shut down wholly or partially due to a governmental order. This shutdown test includes “supply chain disruptions.” Today’s Tax Talk considers how the IRS views a supply chain disruption.

October 26, 2022

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Tag: dairy 
Business Tips and Tools
The Levels of Dairy Risk Management

Dairy Risk Management can be an intimidating and complex process for many dairy operations; however, it is an important tool for protecting risk in dairy markets. Crop Growers agents Daniele Ricci and Megan Clancy explain the different levels available for your operation.

November 28, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
9 Numbers to Manage your Dairy Operation

Managing a successful dairy farm means managing a lot of information. One of the things we work with clients on is collecting numbers from your farm, comparing those metrics to industry aggregates, and helping producers understand what that comparison means. Learn the nine numbers we talk to our consulting clients about. 

September 13, 2022

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 09, 2022

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