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Profitability

Returning Customer Value through Patronage Dividends

Andrew Grant

For the past 28 years, Farm Credit East has returned a share of its earnings to customers in the form of patronage dividends – a benefit of cooperative ownership. In fact, since the patronage program was first adopted, customer-owners of Farm Credit East (and predecessor cooperatives) have received more than $1.4 billion in dividends from ownership of their cooperative. But what exactly is a patronage dividend? 

February 27, 2024

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Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
What you Need to Know about Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting for your Business

Starting January 1, 2024, most United States (U.S.) entities must report information about the beneficial owners of their businesses to strengthen the integrity of the U.S. financial system by making it harder for illicit actors to use shell companies to launder their money or hide assets. This blog article explores the key elements of the BOI reporting rule and what actions your business needs to take. 

January 18, 2024

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Farm Credit
The ‘Who’s Who’ of Country Living Loans

Having a great team to get your home or property purchase to the closing desk is important, but sometimes the many names and roles they play can be confusing. With that in mind, here is a quick guide to all the great individuals you will meet along the way to owning your dream property!

April 27, 2023

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FarmStart and Beginning Farmers
Investing in New Ag Producers from all Walks of Life

FarmStart, a partnership between Farm Credit East and CoBank, supports individuals looking to launch businesses in farming, fishing and forestry in the Northeastern U.S. This mission-related investment program helps Young, Beginning and Small farmers overcome some of their challenges and barriers to entry. 

April 18, 2023

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Crop Insurance
Livestock Gross Margin Protection - Dairy, Cattle and Swine coverage

LGM is a livestock product that protects producers from declining product prices and increasing feed costs. There are separate programs for dairy, beef cattle and swine, but the program works relatively the same for each. 

April 10, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Financing Manufactured Homes

Country Living Loans from Farm Credit East is able to finance several types of non-conforming real estate that traditional financial institutions can’t, including new construction, vacant land and farms. But what about manufactured homes? To answer this, Mortgage Specialist, Kali Kraeger goes over Country Living Loans financing capabilities.

 

April 03, 2023

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