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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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Tag: risk management 
Business Tips and Tools
Wet Planting Season? Consider Prevented Planting
If 2022 is a wet planting season, Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) policies have a prevented planting provision that might come in handy. Read on for more information, and as always, keep in touch with your local Crop Growers agent to see if prevented planting is something you should consider.

May 03, 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 08, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
Strategize to Limit Your Legal Risk

Originally published in Hoard's Dairyman, this article by Roger Murray, Farm Credit East Chief Marketplace Officer, touches on limiting legal risk, specifically farm regulatory compliance, human resource issues and liability risk.

October 26, 2021

Business Tips and Tools
Flying Blind Isn't an Option

Originally published in Hoard's Dairyman, this article by Roger Murray, Farm Credit East Chief Marketplace Officer, touches on managing financial risk with good financial information, getting feedback and input from advisers and making strategic business decisions.

September 21, 2021

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