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Business Tips and Tools

Business Basics for Beginning Farmers

Chris Laughton

One of the great things about owning or starting your own business is that you determine your business goals and how you want to achieve them. So, what are the business basics that help you remain profitable so you stay on track toward achieving your business goals?

June 18, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Handling State Tax Refunds from Business Tax Credits

With many taxpayers having filed their 2023 taxes, refunds are appearing in their bank accounts. There may be a question of what to do with these funds. Particularly for those in states that had an expansion of refundable credits generated from farm businesses.

May 29, 2024

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Tag: weather 
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Crop Insurance
Next Steps for Northeast Producers Affected by Flooding and Excessive Rainfall

The recent Northeast flood events have been devastating for agricultural producers in the affected areas, with those in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Connecticut particularly hard hit. So what should affected farmers do now? 

August 01, 2023

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Tax Talks
Vermont Flood Victims Qualify for Federal and State Tax Relief

The recent Northeast flood events have been devastating for Farm Credit East customers and others in the affected areas, particularly those in Vermont. The IRS has released tax relief information for individuals, households and businesses. Following is federal tax relief guidance applicable to anyone located in a FEMA-declared disaster county along with state tax relief specific to those located in Vermont’s 14 hard-hit counties.

July 26, 2023

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Crop Insurance
Late Spring Freeze – Next Steps for Insured Crop Policy Holders

The short stretch of warm days in April prompted an early start to the growing season for vineyards and orchards across the Northeast. Many growers weren’t too worried given the mild winter. They thought, “As long as there’s no freeze, we’ll be ok.” Unfortunately, the early morning hours of May 18, 2023, brought those low temperatures that were looming in the back of everyone’s mind. What do you do now?

June 05, 2023

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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