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Profitability

Returning Customer Value through Patronage Dividends

Andrew Grant

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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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
What you Need to Know about Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting for your Business

Starting January 1, 2024, most United States (U.S.) entities must report information about the beneficial owners of their businesses to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. financial system by making it harder for illicit actors to use shell companies to launder their money or hide assets. This blog article explores the key elements of the BOI reporting rule and what actions your business needs to take. 

January 18, 2024

Today's Harvest Blog

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Ag Economy
2023 Northeast Apple Industry Outlook

This article takes a deep dive into U.S. apple production, price and export trends in an attempt to unpack a growing concern of many in the industry, what will happen when Washington produces at or near capacity?

March 21, 2023

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Ag Economy
Scallops: The hidden driver of New England’s Fisheries Value

For our 2023 aquatic and commercial fishing outlook, John Sackton, Seafood.com News founder and seafood markets specialist, gives a recap and comparative analysis of the shellfish species contributing to New England Fishery values.  

March 09, 2023

Ag Economy
2023 Outlook for the Forest Products Industry

Forest Economic Advisors, LLC (FEA) examines the forest product markets over the coming year. Rising interest and mortgage rates will most likely cause economic activity to slow in 2023. This is expected to be short lived, however, with optimism on the horizon in 2024. Read the full report. 

February 28, 2023

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Ag Economy
2023 Dairy Market and Policy Outlook

One of the biggest economic stories of 2022 was inflation — particularly with respect to energy, food and housing. What does 2023 look like? Christopher Wolf, PhD, Cornell University, gives a recap on the dairy industry in 2022, as well as an outlook for 2023. 

February 13, 2023

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