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7 Strategies for Smart Liquidity Management

Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange

Simply defined, liquidity is having cash or assets on hand to pay bills and expenses. Liquidity is particularly important in agriculture given the unique risks – from fluctuating commodity prices and weather volatility to regulatory constraints — along with the financial characteristics of agricultural businesses, including seasonality, family living needs and capital investment considerations. 

May 21, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Life Insurance Redemptions Falling Under IRS Scrutiny

In the context of farming business structures, acquiring a life insurance policy is a prevalent practice. Here are two common scenarios and an update on an ongoing Supreme Court case involving the IRS concerning the valuation of businesses when insurance payouts are implicated and whether such proceeds are deemed liabilities or not.

April 11, 2024

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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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Ag Economy
Make Agriculture Count! The 2022 USDA Census of Agriculture

The ag census is the most reliable source of information on U.S. agriculture and provides extremely valuable information. If you receive a form, we encourage you to fill it out to make sure agriculture is counted! Following are a few frequently asked questions we’ve received from our customers.


January 25, 2023

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Ag Economy
National Economy Snapshot 2022 Q3

Read our latest analysis of the state of the economy.

August 15, 2022

Ag Economy
2022 Northeast Vegetable Crops Outlook
In today's blog, Bradley Rickard, Cornell University gives a review on the northeast vegetable crops industry in 2021, as well as an outlook for 2022. This paper, along with more highlighting other industry outlooks in the Northeast, can be found in Northeast Agriculture: 2022 Insights & Perspectives.

May 17, 2022

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