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Business Tips and Tools

The Levels of Dairy Risk Management

Daniele Ricci

Dairy Risk Management can be an intimidating and complex process for many dairy operations; however, it is an important tool for protecting risk in dairy markets. Crop Growers agents Daniele Ricci and Megan Clancy explain the different levels available for your operation.

November 28, 2022

Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
Employee Retention Credit and Supply Chain Disruptions

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a refundable tax credit that taxpayers could obtain by meeting a quantitative test for either a decline in revenues, or because their business was shut down wholly or partially due to a governmental order. This shutdown test includes “supply chain disruptions.” Today’s Tax Talk considers how the IRS views a supply chain disruption.

October 26, 2022

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Tag: business management 
Business Tips and Tools
Setting Up Your Spring Crop Insurance Policy: Revenue Protection Vs. Yield Protection
As the March 15 deadline to finalize risk management plans for the year approaches, producers are faced with an important decision: revenue vs. yield protection. Daniele Ricci, Crop Growers LLP, gives an overview of the policies, and how to determine the right protection for your operation.

February 22, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
A Reset in Communication

Effective business communication is dependent on how employees and management interact with each other to reach operational goals. But what if there’s a disruption to that communication or a formal plan was never discussed? Jon Jaffe, Farm Credit East business consultant, guides readers through the steps of a communication reset.

July 13, 2021

Ag Economy
2021 Fruit Industry Snapshot

Different sectors of the fruit industry had highs and lows in 2020. Apples showed a smaller crop than usual, but cranberries did well due to increased retail juice sales. The wine and craft beverage sector was hit hard early in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions, but bounced back with the availability of online ordering and curbside pickup.

April 06, 2021

Tax Talks
2021: A Good Time for an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust?

Farm Credit East Senior Tax Consultant, Dario Arezzo, explains the benefit of an Intentionally Defective Grantor Trust for estate planning and generational transfer purposes, as well as the tax implications.

February 23, 2021

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