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Business Tips and Tools

It pays to have Dairy Revenue Protection

Megan Clancy

Why does it pay to have Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP)? DRP sets a quarterly price floor based on Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) futures prices to protect dairy producers against unexpected declines in milk revenue. It’s important to protect your operation — and DRP is one of the resources you can have in your toolbox to do so.  

May 22, 2023

Latest Tax Talk

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Tax Talks
The Tax Code and Residual Soil Fertility
Recently, an old tax concept began to resurface. Farmers are asking whether they can write off residual fertilizer in the purchase of farmland. Most farmers realize, the purchase of farmland is nondeductible and thus finding deductions during the purchase of farmland can be beneficial to help cash flow the purchase.

May 1, 2023

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Farm Credit
A Thanksgiving Message from the CEO

"While 2020 has been a year like no other, we still have so much to be thankful for. I am thankful for Northeast producers’ unwavering efforts to provide for their communities and beyond during this unprecedented year. I am also grateful to lead a dedicated team committed to serving those producers. While these are things I am thankful for every year, this year that 'thanks' took on a whole new meaning." — CEO Mike Reynolds

November 24, 2020

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Tax Talks
Control of the Senate will determine tax policy

What could the recent election mean for tax policy? Senior Tax Consultant Dario Arezzo outlines a few possibilities, dependent on two special elections in January 2021.

November 18, 2020

Farm Credit
Honoring U.S. Veterans

Today and every day, Farm Credit East salutes those who have answered the call to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces here at home and abroad. As veterans return home from their service, many maintain a drive to serve their local communities. And many return to rural America, with some even entering careers in agriculture.

November 10, 2020

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Farm Credit East Employees Give Thanks

As Thanksgiving approaches, we checked in to find out what some of our employees are thankful for, even in this unusual year. From gratitude for our hardworking customers to appreciation of their fellow teammates — read what they had to say.

November 03, 2020

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