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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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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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Business Tips and Tools
Understanding your Cost of Production

Risk management is the name of the game. If you know your Cost of Production (COP), your risk management strategy can set you up to preserve three things: liquidity, equity for future investments and equity for retirement. 

February 06, 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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Business Tips and Tools
Keeping your Information Secure: Farm Credit Connect

Start your New Year secure! One way Farm Credit East is helping our customers do that is through Farm Credit Connect, our modernized customer portal. Farm Credit Connect is Farm Credit East’s digital portal and enhances the ways you can do business with us. It provides 24/7 access to your information using the most modern security standards to ensure your information remains secure.

January 02, 2023

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