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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
5 Takeaways from the 2024 Apple Outlook

According to the USAppleTracker monthly storage report, November holdings were 191 million bushels – an all-time high, eclipsing the mark set during the 2014/15 season. What does this mean for the 2024 season? Farm Credit East recently hosted a webinar with Chris Gerlach, USApple’s Director of Industry Analytics, to find out.

April 04, 2024

Ag Economy
Celebrating National Ag Day with Highlights from the USDA Ag Census

On the first day of spring, we salute the hardworking farmers in the Northeast and across the nation as we celebrate National Agriculture Day.   

March 19, 2024

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Ag Economy
2024 Green Industry Outlook

Dr. Charlie Hall of Texas A&M University gives a Green Industry update and economic outlook for 2024, including a look back at 2022, landscape sector resilience, the varied profit levels seen across the industry in 2023 and look to the implication of new technology and innovation.

 

March 13, 2024

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Ag Economy
2024 Northeast Apple Industry Outlook

The following report utilizes data from the U.S. Apple Association’s monthly storage survey (USAppleTracker) along with publicly available data on movement, trade and prices to unpack the season to date and see how markets are reacting to, what is by all accounts, a banner year.

March 11, 2024

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