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Crop Insurance: When and How to File a Claim

Daniele Ricci

Crop insurance is one of the most important tools you can have in your proverbial “toolbox.” There are many types of policies that can be tailored to your operation and what you’re growing. Crop insurance can provide coverage on a variety of naturally occurring peril. And when one of these perils occurs, you need to know how and when to file a claim.

September 27, 2022

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Latest Tax Talk

Tax Talks
Tax Strategies for 2022: Tax Planning for Cash Basis Reporting

In the last Tax Talks, “Tax Strategies for 2022: Understanding Your Tax Liability,” we began to understand the importance of record keeping and tax planning early in the year. In today’s blog, we’ll continue to build upon that foundation as we discuss tax planning for cash basis reporting.

 

September 7, 2022

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Public Policy
How will the 117th Congress Navigate these Turbulent Times?

Sworn in amid the ongoing worldwide pandemic and followed by an attack on the Capitol days later, the 117th Congress began its work during a turbulent time in our nation. While their current priority is working with a new administration on additional pandemic relief, a key question for Farm Credit East members is how the new Congress will address the issues facing Northeast agriculture, forest products and commercial fishing.

April 13, 2021

Public Policy
New York State Sick Leave Program Begins September 30

Earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill enacting a new Paid Sick Leave Program effective January 1, 2021. However, employers must begin accruing sick leave on September 30, 2020. Accounting Associate Lillian Crast outlines what this may mean for New York State businesses going forward.

September 25, 2020

Public Policy
USDA Announces New Round of CFAP Payments

On September 17, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced an expansion of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, known as “CFAP 2,” following the first round of coronavirus assistance which opened in May 2020. Chris Laughton outlines eligibility for assistance under CFAP 2.

September 22, 2020

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Public Policy
USDA Expands Coronavirus Food Assistance Program to Cover More Specialty Crops

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program was designed to help compensate farmers for the market disruptions that occurred in the early stages of COVID-19. Read about the program and two notable exceptions for Northeast apple and potato growers.

July 21, 2020

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