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Farm Credit East to host webinars on loan forgiveness for the Paycheck Protection Program

May 20, 2020

Enfield, Conn. — For those agricultural producers who received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, Farm Credit East is offering an informational webinar to prepare producers to apply for loan forgiveness.

This free session will be offered twice in a webinar format. The first webinar will be held on Thursday, May 21, at 9 a.m. EDT, and the second will be held Friday, May 22, at 9 a.m. EDT.

Farm Credit East business consultants Erin Pirro and Keith Dickinson will present these guidance webinars. They will discuss the requirements for producers who plan to apply for loan forgiveness after they have spent the PPP funds. The presentation will include a discussion of expense tracking and documentation requirements based on initial guidance issued by the Small Business Administration on May 15. Both webinar sessions will present the same information.

In addition to these two webinar presentations, Farm Credit East will be holding a Q&A session on Wednesday, May 27, at 9 a.m. EDT, for those producers who have specific questions and to review any additional guidance available at that time.

To register for either free, one-hour webinar or to participate in the Q&A session, visit For ongoing updates on tax provisions including updates on tax law changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic along with other helpful state and federal resources, visit the COVID-19 Resource Hub at

Farm Credit East is a member-owned cooperative that extends more than $7.2 billion in loans and has 20 local offices in its seven-state service area. In addition to loans and leases, the organization also offers a full range of specialized financial services, such as tax preparation, payroll, record keeping, appraisal, and consulting for farming, forest products and commercial fishing businesses. Farm Credit East is governed by a 16-person board of directors, comprised of 13 customer-elected, one customer appointed and two outside appointed directors. For more information, visit


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