April 28, 2016
Webinar on Dairy Farm Financial Report and Strategies for 2016
Farm Credit East, the leading lender to the Northeast dairy industry, will host a webinar to discuss 2015 Northeast dairy farm results and the current dairy situation. Dairy farmers and other interested parties are invited to participate in this free webinar on Monday, May 9, at 11:00 AM EST.
April 18, 2016
FarmStart Announces Investment Size Increase
FarmStart, an innovative Northeast program to help individuals get started in farming, has announced an increase in the size of investments in beginning farmers’ businesses to $75,000. FarmStart, LLP was initiated by Farm Credit East and CoBank as part of Farm Credit’s long-term commitment to help individuals get started in farming.
April 14, 2016
Early Fruit Growth Weather Advisory: Fruit Producers Reminded to Report Crop Damage to their Crop Insurance Agent
Recent cold temperatures, and frost in some areas, has created a risk for potential crop damage to early fruit development. Growers who believe these low temperatures may have damaged their crop are reminded to report the event to their insurance provider within 72 hours.
April 12, 2016
Value Added Producer Grants
The Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG) program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of bio-based, value-added products. Applications are now being accepted with a due date for electronic applications by June 24, 2016 and paper applications by July 1, 2016. Click below to learn more.
Cooperative Ownership Pays Dividends
Farm Credit East paid qualifying members $53 million in patronage dividends this year – and $597 million since the program began.
As a cooperative, owned by the same Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products producers we serve, Farm Credit East is proud to share our success with our owners. After all, our success results from the success of our hard-working owners. Since inception of our patronage program 20 years ago, Farm Credit East has paid $597 million to qualifying borrowers. As our history has shown, we are committed to a strong patronage program and unsurpassed customer value.
Specialized Services to Meet your Business Needs
Farm Credit East offers an array of loans and specialized financial services to help Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest product businesses be successful. Whether you’re looking to build a new barn, lease a tractor or transfer your business to the next generation, Farm Credit East offers the products and services to meet your financial and business needs.
Our team of 450 employees is expert not only in lending, but also in providing business services to help you be successful, including:
• Tax planning and preparation
• Payroll services
We also offer programs specifically geared towards young and beginning farmers, such as FarmStart, Young, Beginning, Small, Veteran (YBSV) farmer incentives and GenerationNext management training for the next generation of producers.
How can we help your business be most successful? Give us a call to find out how we can work together to achieve your business goals.
Ag Educator Scholarships
Farm Credit East provides scholarships to teachers attending institutes offered by the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). Scholarships will cover up to 50 percent of the cost of the CASE institute, not to exceed $1,000. To apply, click here.
Deadline: 5:00 PM on Friday, April 29.
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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