Farm Credit East’s Customer Appreciation Meetings provided an opportunity for CEO Lipinski to reflect on his tenure, a chance for members to hear from their Board of Directors and introduced attendees to incoming CEO Mike Reynolds. Read some of the highlights from this year’s meeting.
Recently, Farm Credit East hosted a webinar covering the OSHA Local Emphasis Program (LEP) for New York dairy farms. The regional OSHA offices in Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany have a LEP for programmed inspection of dairy farms in their jurisdictions. Read this webinar review for inspection priorities, exemptions, reporting requirements and more.
Following a positive trend over the last few years, 2018 saw some favorable changes for NYS farmers. Three important items for farmers and their advisers to keep in mind are the food pantry credit, the property abatement and exemption changes, and the ways that changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act to section 1031 exchanges could jeopardize the farmers’ school tax credit (FSTC).
Federal immigration enforcement actions at places of business have increased exponentially in the last year. Do you know what to do if immigration officers come to your business? The Rural Law Initiative of Albany Law School has developed an info sheet to help you understand your rights and responsibilities when it comes to immigration enforcement at your business.