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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

Today's Harvest Blog

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Ag Economy
Make Agriculture Count! The 2022 USDA Census of Agriculture

The ag census is the most reliable source of information on U.S. agriculture and provides extremely valuable information. If you receive a form, we encourage you to fill it out to make sure agriculture is counted! Following are a few frequently asked questions we’ve received from our customers.


January 25, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
5 Tips to Keep your Data Secure

We use technology in many ways — from desktop computers and laptops to tablets, smartphones or smartwatches. And unfortunately, all of these devices pose security risks.  It’s important to understand these risks and the steps you can take to reduce your risk of a data privacy breach. To spread awareness about online privacy during Data Privacy Week, we put together the following five tips to ensure your private, personal information remains secure.

January 23, 2023

Business Tips and Tools
Is Country Living for You?

Living in rural America provides an abundance of fresh air and sunshine (at least during the summer months here in central New York), but what else should you consider when moving to a rural area? 

January 16, 2023

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Crop Insurance
Approved Production History Onion Insurance Policy - Is Your Crop Covered?

Onions are a specialized high-value crop, so it is essential to understand their insurance policy. Onions fall under the Multi-Peril Crop Insurance Approved Production History policy. In other words, anything Mother Nature throws at the crop is covered. Is your crop covered?

 

January 09, 2023

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