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Business Tips and Tools

7 Strategies for Smart Liquidity Management

Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange

Simply defined, liquidity is having cash or assets on hand to pay bills and expenses. Liquidity is particularly important in agriculture given the unique risks – from fluctuating commodity prices and weather volatility to regulatory constraints — along with the financial characteristics of agricultural businesses, including seasonality, family living needs and capital investment considerations. 

May 21, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Life Insurance Redemptions Falling Under IRS Scrutiny

In the context of farming business structures, acquiring a life insurance policy is a prevalent practice. Here are two common scenarios and an update on an ongoing Supreme Court case involving the IRS concerning the valuation of businesses when insurance payouts are implicated and whether such proceeds are deemed liabilities or not.

April 11, 2024

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Ag Economy
Scallops: The hidden driver of New England’s Fisheries Value

For our 2023 aquatic and commercial fishing outlook, John Sackton, Seafood.com News founder and seafood markets specialist, gives a recap and comparative analysis of the shellfish species contributing to New England Fishery values.  

March 09, 2023

Ag Economy
The Lobster Industry in 2022
In today's blog, Melissa Waterman, Maine Lobstermen's Association, gives a recap of the lobster industry in 2021, as well as an outlook for 2022. This paper, along with more highlighting other industry outlooks in the Northeast, can be found in Northeast Agriculture: 2022 Insights & Perspectives.

April 12, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
USDA Accepting Applications for the Seafood Processors Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service recently announced the publication of a Request for Applications for the Seafood Processor Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program. Learn more about details and eligibility in today's blog.

September 30, 2021

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