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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

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February 1, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Crops Growers Hosts Webinar: How Fruit Crop Insurance Responds After a Loss

Fruit Crop Insurance Program – How Crop Insurance Responds After a Loss will be hosted on Thursday, July 6, at 12:00 p.m. EST. During this webinar, Crop Growers crop insurance specialists will discuss how crop insurance policies respond to losses and what steps farmers need to take in the event of a loss.

June 30, 2023

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Crop Insurance
Beyond Dairy Revenue Protection: The Crop Growers Value

Crop Growers is Northeast producer’s first choice for dairy and livestock insurance because our team provides so much more than just sound risk management plans. Beyond insurance policies, Crop Growers brings additional value to its customers through these smart management tools and resources. 

June 12, 2023

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Crop Insurance
Late Spring Freeze – Next Steps for Insured Crop Policy Holders

The short stretch of warm days in April prompted an early start to the growing season for vineyards and orchards across the Northeast. Many growers weren’t too worried given the mild winter. They thought, “As long as there’s no freeze, we’ll be ok.” Unfortunately, the early morning hours of May 18, 2023, brought those low temperatures that were looming in the back of everyone’s mind. What do you do now?

June 05, 2023

Crop Insurance
It pays to have Dairy Revenue Protection

Why does it pay to have Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP)? DRP sets a quarterly price floor based on Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) futures prices to protect dairy producers against unexpected declines in milk revenue. It’s important to protect your operation — and DRP is one of the resources you can have in your toolbox to do so.  


May 22, 2023

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