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?
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As we look at applicable provisions for the 2023 tax year, two credits we get the most questions about as farm tax preparers are the Solar Energy Property Credit and the Clean Vehicle Energy Credit. Here we focus on these two credits, but also touch on other energy property credits to consider as you ready your 2023 year-end materials for your tax preparer.
December 27, 2023
"Not every day is perfect, but having the ability to make a difference in an agricultural operation allows me to walk away with such fulfillment." As the year comes to a close, Crop Growers crop insurance agent Daniele Harris reflects on 2023 and looks forward to continuing to help Northeast producers in 2024.
December 19, 2023
Traditionally, when someone buys a home, they are buying a single-family residence on one parcel of land. However, we often see the opportunity arise for individuals to buy an adjacent property. Read on for considerations that anyone interested in financing multiple parcels should keep in mind.
December 12, 2023
With 2024 around the corner, New York state farmers need to begin thinking about the Farm Overtime Credit that will provide a refund for hours worked between the thresholds set by the state and 60 hours.
December 05, 2023