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Financial Management

Vermont Child Care Credit – What You Need to Know

Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange

Beginning July 1, 2024, Vermont employers and self-employed individuals will begin making contributions composed of a 0.44% payroll tax on wages and a 0.11% self-employment income tax to the Vermont Department of Taxes for deposit into the Child Care Contribution (CCC) Special Fund.

July 18, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Important Update Regarding Life Insurance Redemptions

In April, we discussed that the Supreme Court was hearing arguments in the Connelly v U.S. case regarding life insurance proceeds. With this case now decided, it will be important for individuals and small businesses owning life insurance to fund buy/sell agreements to include a review of these policies.

July 5, 2024

Today's Harvest Blog

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Ag Economy
5 Takeaways from the 2024 Apple Outlook

According to the USAppleTracker monthly storage report, November holdings were 191 million bushels – an all-time high, eclipsing the mark set during the 2014/15 season. What does this mean for the 2024 season? Farm Credit East recently hosted a webinar with Chris Gerlach, USApple’s Director of Industry Analytics, to find out.

April 04, 2024

Ag Economy
Celebrating National Ag Day with Highlights from the USDA Ag Census

On the first day of spring, we salute the hardworking farmers in the Northeast and across the nation as we celebrate National Agriculture Day.   

March 19, 2024

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Ag Economy
2024 Green Industry Outlook

Dr. Charlie Hall of Texas A&M University gives a Green Industry update and economic outlook for 2024, including a look back at 2022, landscape sector resilience, the varied profit levels seen across the industry in 2023 and look to the implication of new technology and innovation.

 

March 13, 2024

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Ag Economy
2024 Northeast Apple Industry Outlook

The following report utilizes data from the U.S. Apple Association’s monthly storage survey (USAppleTracker) along with publicly available data on movement, trade and prices to unpack the season to date and see how markets are reacting to, what is by all accounts, a banner year.

March 11, 2024

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