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March 25, 2015
Serving the Commercial Fishing Industry

The commercial fishing industry is an important economic sector. Combined with related processing activities, it generates $5.2 billion in economic activity throughout the Northeast and creates 41,172 jobs. Farm Credit East recently released a short video on this important industry.

March 23, 2015
Northeast Agriculture: 2015 Insights & Perspectives

Farm Credit East, a farmer-owned cooperative, recently released its 2015 industry outlook report. This report examines challenges and opportunities for Northeast agriculture, as well as the impact of broader economic trends and conditions on our region's farm businesses.

March 18, 2015
Farm Credit East Reports Financial Results and Commitment to Invest in Future of Northeast Agriculture

Farm Credit East reported today strong 2014 financial results showing continued growth in loans coupled with strong earnings, which allowed for record patronage dividends of $51 million to customer owners.

March 13, 2015
Northeast Agriculture: Economic Engine for Growth

In honor of National Ag Day on March 18, Farm Credit East celebrates the contributions of agriculture producers throughout the Northeast. The agricultural, commercial fishing and forest products industries contribute $99.4 billion to regional total sales and generate 474,482 jobs in the Northeast.

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2015 Annual Meeting Information Statement & Director Election

Eights candidates are running for four open seats in this year Director Election.

Farm Credit East stockholders are cordially invited to participate in our 2015 Annual Meeting on Monday, March 30 at the Albany Marriott in Albany, N.Y. This meeting will receive reports from the Board, management and nominating committee; elect next year’s nominating committee; honor retiring directors; and introduce the 2015 director candidates. For more information, view the Annual Meeting Information Statement.

2015 Director Election

There are four open director seats in 2015. Each is a four-year term. The nominating committee met in January and advanced eight candidates, with two candidates per seat.

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Webinar: Meet the Director Candidates!

Join us for a live webinar on Monday, March 30 at 2 PM to hear from this year's candidates. This is your opportunity to ask questions of this year's candidates and learn more about why they'd like to serve on the Farm Credit East Board of Directors. To register to attend, click here.

Farm Credit East Pays $51 Million in Patronage Dividends

Farm Credit East distributed a record $51 million in cash patronage dividends to more than 11,000 farm, fishing and forestry business owners and operators across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.

As owners of their financial cooperative, Farm Credit East’s customers have the opportunity to share in the financial success of the cooperative through patronage dividends. Since the patronage program was first adopted, customer-owners of Farm Credit East (and predecessor cooperatives) have earned $544 million in dividends from ownership of their cooperative. This is the nineteenth consecutive annual patronage payment paid by Farm Credit East.

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2015 Farm Credit East Scholarships
Farm Credit East will award up to 31 $1,500 scholarships. The deadline is April 3, 2015. Click here for details and to apply.