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?
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At Thanksgiving, we give thanks for many things. We are thankful for our families, loved ones and the food we sit down to share as we celebrate the holiday — along with the Northeast producers who will make our Thanksgiving meal possible.
November 21, 2023
The Farm Credit team believes in the future of agriculture. In fact, many members have roots in agriculture. In honor of National FFA Week (February 18-25, 2023), we recently polled our staff about their rural upbringings and FFA involvement. While the results weren’t surprising, we still found them impressive and wanted to share!
February 20, 2023
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
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