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April 21, 2014
Northeast Farm Organizations to Host Webinar on OSHA Inspections for NYS Dairy Farms

Farm Credit East, NEDPA, New York Farm Bureau, Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY and the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, will be hosting a webinar on Friday, April 25 at 9:00 a.m., to provide an update and review of anticipated OSHA inspections on NYS dairy farms.

April 15, 2014
Northeast Agricultural Producers Optimistic about the Year Ahead

Farm Credit East recently released a report indicating Northeast farm, fishing and forestry producers are starting to see some change in their operating environment, but continue to be optimistic about their farm businesses going into 2014.

April 11, 2014
Farm Credit East Awards Winners of New York Farm Show Drawing

Farm Credit East is pleased to announce the six lucky winners of our drawing held during the New York Farm Show in late February. Two $200 gift cards were given away each day of the show.

April 08, 2014
FarmStart Program Approves 125th Investment

FarmStart, an innovative Northeast program to help young people get started in farming, is pleased to announce the approval of its 125th investment to McKinzey Farm, a sheep dairy in Trumansburg, N.Y.

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Farm Credit East Announces 2014 Director Election Results

The Farm Credit East Tellers Committee counted the ballots received from customer-members for the 2014 Director Elections to elect four candidates to the Farm Credit East Board.

The Farm Credit East Tellers Committee met in Enfield, Conn., on Tuesday, April 23, to count the ballots received from customer-members for the 2014 Director Elections. This year there were three open director seats to be elected for four-year terms in the Eastern, Central and Western regions and one open seat to be elected for a three-year term in the Central region. The winners of this year’s Farm Credit East Board of Director elections are as follows:

Farm Credit East congratulates the winning candidates! Thanks to those our customer-members for voting and to our Nominating Committee for providing a great slate of candidates for this year’s election. We also thank Sam Conard for his three years of dedicated service as director.

In addition to the recently elected members, the Board also includes: Matthew W. Beaton, Wareham, Mass.; Robert R. Brown II, Waterport, N.Y.; Daniel J. Corey, Monticello, Maine; Christine E. Fesko, Skaneateles, N.Y.; Laurie K. Griffen, Schuylerville, N.Y.; Ann P. Hudson, Suffield, Conn.; Henry L. Huntington, Loudon, N.H.; Peggy Jo Jones, Boise, Idaho; John P. Knopf, Canandaigua, N.Y.; Henry E. McPherson, Hermon, Maine; Lisa P. Sellew, Lebanon, Conn.; Douglas W. Shelmidine, Adams, N.Y.; and Donald P. White, Bangor, Maine.

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Resources

Farm Credit East has created resource pages to provide information and updates on current topics. These sections contain reports, seminar recordings, links, frequently asked questions and other information relating to the topic. Click a link below to learn more.

Healthcare Reform Resources

The Agricultural Act of 2014

Webinar Recordings

Farm Credit East held a series of webinars over the past few months on various topics. To view the recordings and presentation materials from any of these webinars, click a link below.

Dairy Provisions of the 2014 Agricultural Act

Navigating the Agricultural Grant Process

2014 Agricultural Economic Outlook and Ag Labor Update

2014 Dairy Outlook

The Affordable Care Act: What Farm Employers Need to Know