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Crop Insurance

Boosting Dairy Farm Resilience with Dairy Revenue Protection

Megan Clancy

Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) is a valuable tool to help dairy farmers mitigate the risks of the dairy industry, including market fluctuations, weather conditions, and production variables. By offering robust, flexible and affordable program options, DRP helps to stabilize incomes and support the sustainability of dairy operations.

June 11, 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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Business Tips and Tools
Keep Your Online Information Safe: 3 Security Habits You Can Start Today!

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Farm Credit East’s security team is working to educate customers and staff about security  best practices to use in their work and personal lives. There are a few things you can implement today to keep you and your information safe.

October 12, 2023

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Crop Insurance
Risk Management Agency Develops New Policy for Apple Producers

The Risk Management Agency’s (RMA) Apple Crop Insurance Policy has become a mainstay of risk management in the United States apple industry. The working relationship between apple producers and RMA has resulted in a program that met most of the industry’s needs. 

October 02, 2023

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Tax Talks
Defining Pass Through Entity Tax

In 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs act was passed, putting a $10,000 limit on the amount of state and local tax that can be deducted on an individual's tax returns. For high income taxpayers that also pay a significant amount of property taxes, they quickly get to this $10,000 cap. For taxpayers who own pass thru entities such as partnerships and S-Corps, there is a potential way around this cap. This work around is called the Pass-Through Entity Tax.

September 29, 2023

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Crop Insurance
Whole Farm Revenue and Micro Farm Crop Insurance is Worth Another Look

Many farmers think of crop insurance as only relevant for large row-crop growers. But if you’re a diversified farm, there are new options that are worth another look, particularly in light of recurring natural disasters that have been hitting the region.

September 25, 2023

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