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Crop Insurance

Whole Farm Revenue and Micro Farm Crop Insurance is Worth Another Look

Devon Smolak

Many farmers think of crop insurance as only relevant for large row-crop growers. But if you’re a diversified farm, there are new options that are worth another look, particularly in light of recurring natural disasters that have been hitting the region.

September 25, 2023

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Latest Tax Talk

Tax Talks
Crop Insurance Tax Treatment Options for a Challenging Year

2023 has been a challenging year for farmers, and many may see payments from their crop insurance policies or federal crop disaster payments. This Tax Talks blog reminds producers that crop insurance proceeds and crop disaster payments must be reported as income.

August 29, 2023

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Financial Management
Leveraging Your Property Equity

Are you trying to leverage your property equity but worried about losing the low interest rate you currently have? A loan secured by a second position mortgage might be the answer for you! Country Living Loans Mortgage Specialist, Jessica Getty, gives insight into your options in today's blog.

June 20, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Beyond Dairy Revenue Protection: The Crop Growers Value

Crop Growers is Northeast producer’s first choice for dairy and livestock insurance because our team provides so much more than just sound risk management plans. Beyond insurance policies, Crop Growers brings additional value to its customers through these smart management tools and resources. 

June 12, 2023

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Business Tips and Tools
Late Spring Freeze – Next Steps for Insured Crop Policy Holders

The short stretch of warm days in April prompted an early start to the growing season for vineyards and orchards across the Northeast. Many growers weren’t too worried given the mild winter. They thought, “As long as there’s no freeze, we’ll be ok.” Unfortunately, the early morning hours of May 18, 2023, brought those low temperatures that were looming in the back of everyone’s mind. What do you do now?

June 05, 2023

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Tax Talks
New York Farmers and Refundable Investment Tax Credit

The recently enacted New York State budget makes the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) fully refundable for eligible farmers who derive more than two-thirds of their gross income from farming. This provision will be in place through 2027 and will greatly benefit eligible farmers in New York State. Today’s post provides a high-level overview of the ITC.

May 29, 2023

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