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

February 15, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Another Wet One – How Crop Growers Can Help Northeast Tobacco Growers

In 2023, the Northeast experienced another wet tobacco growing season. Given the high cost of tobacco cultivation (over $1,000 per acre), risk management plans are crucial for producers. Connecticut insured more than 3,000 acres of this valuable crop. The purpose of crop insurance, like any other insurance, is not to bring profits but to make the producer whole again so they can continue to farm the following year.

February 13, 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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Tax Talks
Energy Credits: A Look at Applicable Provisions for the 2023 Tax Year

As we look at applicable provisions for the 2023 tax year, two credits we get the most questions about as farm tax preparers are the Solar Energy Property Credit and the Clean Vehicle Energy Credit. Here we focus on these two credits, but also touch on other energy property credits to consider as you ready your 2023 year-end materials for your tax preparer.

December 27, 2023

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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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Business Tips and Tools
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

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Christmas Trees Bring Joy to Consumers, but Complicated Economics to the Region’s Growers; USMCA Trade Panel Rejects U.S. Complaint About Access to Canada’s Dairy Market

This month's Knowledge Exchange Partner covers two industry updates. The first, a seasonal update on the economics of this year's Christmas Tree industry, and the second, a look at the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement treaty and Canada's dairy market. Compiled by Farm Credit East's Director of Knowledge Exchange, Chris Laughton.

December 08, 2023

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