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September 02, 2015
Deciding 2016 Margin Protection Program Coverage for Your Dairy Farm

Northeast dairy producers are invited to participate in a webinar on the upcoming 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) being hosted by Farm Credit East on Friday, September 18, at 11:00 AM. The fall sign-up deadline is approaching, so this webinar will provide information and tools to help dairy producers in their decision. Participation is free.

August 21, 2015
Knowledge Exchange Partner Released

This month's issue takes a look at the Dairy Margin Protection Program after it's first year and how national prices compare to the Northeast. Also covered in this issue is the importance of agricultural exports to the Northeast.

August 20, 2015
Farm Credit East Releases Report on Benchmarking for Farm Businesses

Operating a profitable farm business can be a challenge, but benchmarking can be a beneficial tool to improve earnings. The report includes benchmarking data for retail farm market and garden centers, cash field crops, equine, greenhouse, orchard, potato, dairy and vegetable industries.

August 18, 2015
RMA reallocates additional funds to LGM-Dairy for the August 28th enrollment

The Risk Management Agency has reallocated $1 million to the Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy Program. The next enrollment date is expected to be Friday, August 28th, 2015.

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Farm Credit Kicks-off Centennial Program: 100 Years of Service to Agriculture

Rural leaders to be honored as part of Farm Credit's Centennial celebration.

Farm Credit East recently announced the launch of their centennial year. Throughout the coming year, the customer-owned cooperative will be highlighting key points in the history of the Farm Credit System. In addition, Farm Credit East is participating in a national program, Farm Credit Fresh Perspectives. This program is a search to honor one hundred individuals or organizations across the country changing the face and future of agriculture to ensure thriving rural communities for years to come.

“The Northeast has deep roots in agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products and for nearly 100 years, Farm Credit has had the privilege of working hand in hand with these producers to be a part of that history,” said Bill Lipinski, Farm Credit East CEO. “This program is a way to honor the innovators who have helped evolve agriculture to meet the needs of changing consumers and are shaping it for the future.”

Nominations for Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives will be accepted at FarmCredit100.com until December 18, 2015. A panel of experts will evaluate the entrants and select the top 100 honorees to be announced in March 2016. Of these honorees, 10 exceptional leaders will each receive a $10,000 award to help further their contributions to thriving rural communities and agriculture.

To recognize the diverse ways individuals are contributing to the future success of rural communities, nominations will be accepted in ten categories:

  • Leadership (over 21)
  • Youth Leadership (21 and younger)
  • Rural Policy Influence
  • Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Sustainability and Natural Resource Conservation
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Mentoring and Volunteerism
  • Agriculture Education and Community Impact
  • Rural and Urban Connection 
To learn more and read the nomination category descriptions, visit FarmCredit100.com. Apply or nominate an agricultural leader you know for Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives by December 18, 2015.

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Webinar Recordings

Farm Credit East hosts webinars throughout the year on various topics, including dairy, cash field crops, food safety and farm safety. Visit our webinar library to view recordings and presentation materials from some of our most recently held webinars.

For information and resources related to the diverse farming, forestry and commercial fishing industries in the Northeast, visit Farm Credit East's blog, Today's Harvest: Where agriculture means business. Subscribe to our blog via the Get the Updates section to stay up to date on new posts.

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