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Read our latest analysis of the current state of the economy.

February 15, 2024

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Returning Customer Value through Patronage Dividends

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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Agricultural Business Basics – Farm Financial Management

Farm Credit East and Cosponsor, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society hosted a free webinar on Agricultural Business Basics – Farm Financial Management

February 1, 2024

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5 Tips to Protect your Information Amidst Heightened Cybersecurity Scams

Cyber threats are increasingly common — from cybercriminals gaining access to personal accounts, to ransomware attacks resulting in malicious software that lock computers until a ransom is paid. Following are five tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim of a cyber scam and ensure your information remains secure.

 

January 23, 2024

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Partial Property Release - What You Need To Know

Have you heard the term partial property release and are wondering what it means and why you might want to split up your property? Today, we’re going to focus on what to do if you already own multiple parcels or a larger, single property and would like to split up or sell portions of the property. 

January 12, 2024

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Farm Credit Connect: Your Digital Portal

Farm Credit Connect, Farm Credit East's customer portal provides customers with a secure environment to complete transactions and interact with their Farm Credit East team. Learn more about the features and benefits of using Farm Credit Connect to compliment your Farm Credit East relationship. 

January 04, 2024

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So, You Want to Buy Multiple Parcels of Land

Traditionally, when someone buys a home, they are buying a single-family residence on one parcel of land. However, we often see the opportunity arise for individuals to buy an adjacent property. Read on for considerations that anyone interested in financing multiple parcels should keep in mind.

December 12, 2023

Northeast Economic Engine

Download Farm Credit East’s Northeast Economic Engine report, which analyzes the economic impact of the Northeast agriculture, forest products and commercial fishing industries. This report was released in November 2020. 

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