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National Economy Snapshot

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

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

February 1, 2024

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Will That Purchase Pay For Itself?

Originally published in Hoard's Dairyman, this article by Roger Murray, Farm Credit East Chief Marketplace Officer, examines how to prioritize capital investments using a variety of strategies, including partial budgeting, 

June 07, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
Teen Employment: What Farm Owners Need to Know
Employees under 18 years of age can make great employees. However, there are certain rules that apply when employing anyone under the age of 18. This webinar covered the rules that apply in New York, New Jersey and New England. View the recording for a comprehensive presentation from employment lawyer, Michael Harrington, of FordHarrison.

May 25, 2022

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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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Planning a Good Year

Whether you're planning for a banner year or bracing for the worst, the main factors in any business are planning and communication. Farm Credit East Business Consultant, Ethan Robertson, gives some specific examples of planning for the year ahead, as well as succession planning for further into the future.

March 22, 2022

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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