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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

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Business Tips and Tools
Ready to Apply for a Loan? Follow these 4 steps to get started

Getting a loan application ready can be daunting and puzzling. But you don’t need to know all the answers. Lenders, like Farm Credit East, can provide resources and guidance to assist you in determining if a loan is the best answer for you and what you will need to apply and qualify for one. 

December 01, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
GenerationNext Seminars Help Prepare Tomorrow’s Northeast Ag Leaders

GenerationNext is a series of seminars, hosted by Farm Credit East, designed to advance the management skills and business knowledge of the next generation of ag business managers. 

October 17, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Keep Your Online Information Safe: 3 Security Habits You Can Start Today!

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Farm Credit East’s security team is working to educate customers and staff about security  best practices to use in their work and personal lives. There are a few things you can implement today to keep you and your information safe.

October 12, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Safety On The Farm: Take It Seriously!

Farming remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. Accidents can, and do, happen all the time. It’s important to implement preventative precautions and to be prepared if the worst case scenario happens. 

September 19, 2023

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