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Business Basics for Beginning Farmers

Chris Laughton

One of the great things about owning or starting your own business is that you determine your business goals and how you want to achieve them. So, what are the business basics that help you remain profitable so you stay on track toward achieving your business goals?

June 18, 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
Vermont Foresters: Complete the Economy Loss & Damage Survey

The extended period of rainy weather in July and August and major flooding on July 10 has severely impacted many Vermonters. One sector that has been experiencing major impacts from the weather is Vermont’s forest economy. The Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation developed a survey specific to this sector that will assist state agencies and elected officials in determining how to respond. 

August 22, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Helping Producers Navigate Funding Sources

Grants can be a great resource to provide additional funds needed to take on larger projects, but they’re often under-utilized because they can be time consuming and involve quite a bit of paperwork. To help Northeast agricultural producers navigate funding options, Farm Credit East recently released an update to its report, Grants and Incentives for Northeast Agriculture. 

August 15, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
The Rise of Backyard Chickens

Raising chickens is nothing new. However, a less common practice that has recently started gaining popularity are backyard chickens. More and more people are opting to raise chickens for eggs in their own backyard. Before you jump in, here are a few important things to consider when evaluating whether backyard chickens are for you.

 

July 12, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Farm Stress, Mental Health, and Mediation and Conflict Resolution-Key Resources for the Agriculture Community

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To raise awareness around the importance of dealing with issues impacting mental health — from stress to conflict — following are helpful resources available in each Northeast state.

May 16, 2023

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