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Crop Insurance

Another Wet One – How Crop Growers Can Help Northeast Tobacco Growers

Daniele Harris

In 2023, the Northeast experienced another wet tobacco growing season. Given the high cost of tobacco cultivation (over $1,000 per acre), risk management plans are crucial for producers. Connecticut insured more than 3,000 acres of this valuable crop. The purpose of crop insurance, like any other insurance, is not to bring profits but to make the producer whole again so they can continue to farm the following year.

February 13, 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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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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Tax Talks
Celebrating 50 Years of Providing High Value Financials Services to Northeast Agriculture

Farm Credit East is proud to be the Northeast’s premier financial services provider, serving the needs of over 18,000 producers involved in farming, fishing, forestry and agribusinesses. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Farm Credit East’s financial services offerings. 

March 28, 2023

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Ag Economy
2023 Northeast Wine Grape Outlook

Our recently published, 2023 Northeast Wine Grape Outlook, written by Hans Walter-Peterson, Senior Viticulture Extension Specialist Cornell Cooperative Extension, reviews recent years of grape production, and a forecast of what is to come for 2023.

March 28, 2023

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