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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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Understanding your Cost of Production

Risk management is the name of the game. If you know your Cost of Production (COP), your risk management strategy can set you up to preserve three things: liquidity, equity for future investments and equity for retirement. 

February 06, 2023

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Tips for Managing your Business in an Inflationary Environment

Topping news headlines is inflation and its impact on the U.S. economy. As measured by the Consumer Price Index, inflation is currently running in the 8% range and prices are rising at a rate we haven’t seen since the early 1980s. Learn strategies for producers to manage through the current inflationary environment. 

July 19, 2022

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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

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Setting Up Your Spring Crop Insurance Policy: Revenue Protection Vs. Yield Protection
As the March 15 deadline to finalize risk management plans for the year approaches, producers are faced with an important decision: revenue vs. yield protection. Daniele Ricci, Crop Growers LLP, gives an overview of the policies, and how to determine the right protection for your operation.

February 22, 2022

Northeast Economic Engine

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