In response to the tightening labor market, producers both nationally and in the Northeast have increased their participation in the H-2A temporary agricultural worker program. In addition to bringing in more workers, producers are also paying higher hourly wages. This first article explores the contribution of these factors to the changing landscape of Northeast ag employment. The second article reviews the “Phase One” trade deal between the U.S. and China which marks a significant de-escalation of the trade war between the two nations.
Dr. Mark Stephenson, Director of Dairy Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will present his annual economic outlook for the dairy industry. This free one-hour webinar takes place Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at 11 a.m.
Farm Credit East’s Director of Knowledge Exchange, Chris Laughton, presented several financial topics relevant to people either running an early-stage farm enterprise or considering starting one. This one-hour webinar was held December 19, 2019.