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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
5 Tips to Protect your Information Amidst Heightened Cybersecurity Scams

Cyber threats are increasingly common — from cybercriminals gaining access to personal accounts, to ransomware attacks resulting in malicious software that lock computers until a ransom is paid. Following are five tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim of a cyber scam and ensure your information remains secure.

 

January 23, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
Partial Property Release - What You Need To Know

Have you heard the term partial property release and are wondering what it means and why you might want to split up your property? Today, we’re going to focus on what to do if you already own multiple parcels or a larger, single property and would like to split up or sell portions of the property. 

January 12, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
Farm Credit Connect: Your Digital Portal

Farm Credit Connect, Farm Credit East's customer portal provides customers with a secure environment to complete transactions and interact with their Farm Credit East team. Learn more about the features and benefits of using Farm Credit Connect to compliment your Farm Credit East relationship. 

January 04, 2024

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Tax Talks
New York Farm Overtime Credit – What you need to know Part II

Today, we continue the conversation about the New York Farm Overtime Credit by looking at helpful tips and potential pitfalls employers need to understand as they get ready for January 1, 2024.

December 29, 2023

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