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Business Basics for Beginning Farmers

Chris Laughton

One of the great things about owning or starting your own business is that you determine your business goals and how you want to achieve them. So, what are the business basics that help you remain profitable so you stay on track toward achieving your business goals?

June 18, 2024

general economic

Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Handling State Tax Refunds from Business Tax Credits

With many taxpayers having filed their 2023 taxes, refunds are appearing in their bank accounts. There may be a question of what to do with these funds. Particularly for those in states that had an expansion of refundable credits generated from farm businesses.

May 29, 2024

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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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