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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
Balancing Off-Farm Employment When Starting an Operation

Many producers utilize off-farm jobs to generate additional income and procure benefits such as health insurance and retirement funding. This raises the question, particularly for smaller farms, of how to balance off-farm employment while maintaining a successful operation at home. When deciding whether you can (or should) manage an off-farm job, here’s some things to consider.

February 04, 2020

FarmStart and Beginning Farmers
Fundamentals beginning farmers need to run a successful business

For a beginning entrepreneur, cultivating financial skills is essential to the health and success of your business. Whether you need help organizing your finances into manageable tasks or advice on how to approach a lender, Chris Laughton covers a range of financial topics of interest to beginning farmers.

January 14, 2020

Financial Management
Business Planning – it’s not what you think, or at least it doesn’t have to be!

Writing a business plan is more about the process than the paperwork. Farm Credit East business consultant Ethan Robertson walks readers through the exercise of developing a one-page business plan.

December 17, 2019

Business Tips and Tools
Farm Credit East Hosts Upcoming Webinars

Each winter, Farm Credit East hosts a webinar series on current topics relevant to Northeast farming, fishing and forestry. These webinars are not just for the cooperative’s members, but free to all attendees. Read a preview of a few of our upcoming webinars.

December 10, 2019

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