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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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February 1, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Crop Growers Year-End Reflection

"Not every day is perfect, but having the ability to make a difference in an agricultural operation allows me to walk away with such fulfillment." As the year comes to a close, Crop Growers crop insurance agent Daniele Harris reflects on 2023 and looks forward to continuing to help Northeast producers in 2024. 

December 19, 2023

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Crop Insurance
Reminder: Perennial Fruit Crop Sales Closing

The deadline to insure Northeast perennial crops for the 2024 crop year is November 20, 2023. Insurable perennial crops include apples, peaches, grapes, cranberries, blueberries, pears and cherries. Coverage availability varies by county, so please review the information available at CropGrowers.com, or contact a Crop Growers agent.

October 17, 2023

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Crop Insurance
Risk Management Agency Develops New Policy for Apple Producers

The Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) Apple Crop Insurance Policy has become a mainstay of risk management in the United States apple industry. The working relationship between apple producers and RMA has resulted in a program that met most of the industry’s needs. 

October 02, 2023

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Crop Insurance
Whole Farm Revenue and Micro Farm Crop Insurance is Worth Another Look

Many farmers think of crop insurance as only relevant for large row-crop growers. But if you’re a diversified farm, there are new options that are worth another look, particularly in light of recurring natural disasters that have been hitting the region.

September 25, 2023

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