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March 04, 2015
Knowledge Exchange Partner Released

This month’s issue explores challenges today’s producers face and includes articles from industry experts on farm expansion, global grain and oilseed markets and risk management.

February 25, 2015
Farm Credit East to Host Webinar on the Food Safety Modernization Act: Where We Stand in 2015

The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, is a sweeping overhaul of federal food safety regulations that affects fruit and vegetable producers significantly. Join Farm Credit East’s webinar on Monday, March 9, at 11:00 AM to find out the FSMA’s current status and how it will affect your business. Participation is free.

February 19, 2015
Emerging Opportunities for Food Hubs

Food hubs aren’t new to the local food industry, but they’re new to the business of agriculture and they’re providing opportunities for many Northeast farmers to enter larger marketplaces. Farm Credit East has recently released a short video on the opportunities food hubs create.

February 09, 2015
Farm Credit East Hosted Cash Field Crops Webinar: The ARC/PLC Decision

Growers of grains and oilseeds will have to make an important decision this year: whether to enroll in one of the new Farm Bill programs, Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC), and if so, which one? To help with this decision, Farm Credit East hosted a webinar to cover these two programs on Monday, February 9.

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Farm Credit East Pays $51 Million in Patronage Dividends

Since the patronage program was first adopted, customer-owners have earned $544 million.

Farm Credit East, ACA, the Northeast’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, announced today its distribution of 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 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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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.
Webinar Recordings

Farm Credit East hosts webinars on various topics throughout the year. To view the recordings and presentation materials from any of the most recently held webinars, click a link below.

Update on OSHA Inspections on Dairy Farms

Cash Field Crops Webinar: The ARC/PLC Decision

2015 Dairy Outlook

The Dairy Margin Protection Program: Procedures, decision tools and strategies

Cash Field Crops and the 2014 Farm Bill: The ARC/PLC Decision

Dairy Policy and the Farm Bill: The Margin Protection Program