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Business Basics for Beginning Farmers

Chris Laughton

One of the great things about owning or starting your own business is that you determine your business goals and how you want to achieve them. So, what are the business basics that help you remain profitable so you stay on track toward achieving your business goals?

June 18, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Handling State Tax Refunds from Business Tax Credits

With many taxpayers having filed their 2023 taxes, refunds are appearing in their bank accounts. There may be a question of what to do with these funds. Particularly for those in states that had an expansion of refundable credits generated from farm businesses.

May 29, 2024

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Tax Talks
Celebrating 50 Years of Providing High Value Financials Services to Northeast Agriculture

Farm Credit East is proud to be the Northeast’s premier financial services provider, serving the needs of over 18,000 producers involved in farming, fishing, forestry and agribusinesses. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Farm Credit East’s financial services offerings. 

March 28, 2023

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Tax Talks
Northeast States Budget Season Update

It’s that time of the year when state governments across the Northeast are crafting up budgets for their respective states. As always, we keep an eye out for important items that may positively impact farmers. Two recent highlights are from New York and Massachusetts.

March 02, 2023

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Tax Talks
USDA Emergency Relief Programs for Producers

Emergency Relief Program (ERP) phase one closed on December 16, 2022. Phase two opened on January 23rd and runs through June 2, 2023. The funds appropriated by Congress will be distributed through the Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP) and the ERP. Regarding ELRP, the Farm Service Agency will release more information once they have finished its analysis on the 2021 drought and wildfire impacts on livestock producers.

January 30, 2023

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Tax Talks
2022 Year-End Tax Headlines

As for tax updates, year-end 2022 is as good as any of the last few years. Some years we’re left dealing with changes that occur in January that are retroactive. This year, there are some last-minute things that are mostly good news. Here are the highlights.

December 26, 2022

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