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Crop Insurance

Whole Farm Revenue and Micro Farm Crop Insurance is Worth Another Look

Devon Smolak

Many farmers think of crop insurance as only relevant for large row-crop growers. But if you’re a diversified farm, there are new options that are worth another look, particularly in light of recurring natural disasters that have been hitting the region.

September 25, 2023

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Latest Tax Talk

Tax Talks
Crop Insurance Tax Treatment Options for a Challenging Year

2023 has been a challenging year for farmers, and many may see payments from their crop insurance policies or federal crop disaster payments. This Tax Talks blog reminds producers that crop insurance proceeds and crop disaster payments must be reported as income.

August 29, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Financing Manufactured Homes

Country Living Loans from Farm Credit East is able to finance several types of non-conforming real estate that traditional financial institutions can’t, including new construction, vacant land and farms. But what about manufactured homes? To answer this, Mortgage Specialist, Kali Kraeger goes over Country Living Loans financing capabilities.

 

April 03, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Understanding your Cost of Production

Risk management is the name of the game. If you know your Cost of Production (COP), your risk management strategy can set you up to preserve three things: liquidity, equity for future investments and equity for retirement. 

February 06, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
5 Tips to Keep your Data Secure

We use technology in many ways — from desktop computers and laptops to tablets, smartphones or smartwatches. And unfortunately, all of these devices pose security risks.  It’s important to understand these risks and the steps you can take to reduce your risk of a data privacy breach. To spread awareness about online privacy during Data Privacy Week, we put together the following five tips to ensure your private, personal information remains secure.

January 23, 2023

Business Tips and Tools
Is Country Living for You?

Living in rural America provides an abundance of fresh air and sunshine (at least during the summer months here in central New York), but what else should you consider when moving to a rural area? 

January 16, 2023

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