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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.

February 02, 2015
Northeast Farmers are Cautiously Optimistic but Concerned with Regulatory Burdens and Labor Availability

Farm Credit East released the findings of a survey today indicating Northeast farm, fishing and forestry producers are cautiously optimistic about their businesses going into 2015, but are concerned about a number of challenges, including compliance with governmental regulations. This survey asked Northeast producers to provide insight into their 2014 business results and perspectives on the year ahead.

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2015: Farm Credit East Looks Forward to Working with You

Farm Credit East is pleased to work with over 13,000 farmers, commercial fisherman and forest product producers throughout our seven state territory. As we look towards the new year, we’ll continue to provide the loans and services to help Northeast agricultural businesses be successful, just as we have for nearly 100 years. In the video above, Bill Lipinski, CEO of Farm Credit East, talks about these loans and services, as well as Farm Credit East’s governance and the benefit of the cooperative structure for customer-members. Click play above to learn more.

Northeast Farm Organizations Hosted Webinar on OSHA Inspections for NYS Dairy Farms

Farm Credit East, in conjunction with Northeast Dairy Producers Association (NEDPA), New York Farm Bureau, Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY program and the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH), hosted a webinar to provide New York State dairy producers an update on OSHA inspections. This webinar was held on Thursday, February 19. A recording and presentation materials are now available.

Ron Williams from the U.S. Department of Labor-OSHA presented this webinar. Mr. Williams provided an update on inspections that took place on New York State dairy farms in 2014 as part of OSHA’s Local Emphasis Program (LEP). He presented some of the things that have been found during these inspections to help prepare businesses for OSHA inspections in the coming year.

If you were unable to attend this webinar, a recording and presentation materials are now available. Click here to view.

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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