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Farm Credit

This Thanksgiving and Every Day, We Appreciate You

Mike Reynolds

Leading up to Thanksgiving, CEO Mike Reynolds reflects on and shares what he is thankful for and wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.

November 22, 2022

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: wine 
Ag Economy
2021 Fruit Industry Snapshot

Different sectors of the fruit industry had highs and lows in 2020. Apples showed a smaller crop than usual, but cranberries did well due to increased retail juice sales. The wine and craft beverage sector was hit hard early in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, but bounced back with the availability of online ordering and curbside pickup.

April 06, 2021

Ag Economy
Holiday Ag Sales in 2020

As 2020 — and with it the traditionally busy holiday season — comes to a close, how have Northeast farmers, producers and growers fared? How has COVID-19 impacted sales and the customer experience? Take a look at a few key holiday staple items and how COVID-19 has impacted their sales.

December 22, 2020

Public Policy
New York State Liquor Authority Issues Guidance on Expansion of Licensed Premises and Indoor Service

In response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order, the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) issued guidance on June 4, 2020, pertaining to the resumption of outdoor, on-premises service of alcoholic beverages and/or food.

June 18, 2020

Financial Management
Winery Business Optimization of the CARES Act

Many businesses are rapidly pursuing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans because of the amount of immediate cash to offset gaps in short-term cash flow. Gregg McConnell, Farm Credit East business consultant, explains some possible areas of opportunity for wineries and other similar retail businesses with the Employer Retention Credit as an alternative.

April 09, 2020

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