The deadline to insure spring crops in the northeast for the 2020 crop year is March 15, 2020. Insurable spring crops include field and vegetable crops such as corn, soybeans, barley, oats, fresh market sweet corn, cabbage, processing beans, processing sweet corn, dry beans, green peas, fresh market beans, tomatoes, tobacco and potatoes.
Farm Credit East recently announced that it is accepting applications from Northeast agricultural educators to support their attendance at institutes offered by the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). The deadline to apply is Friday, April 3, 2020.
The Value-Added Producer Grant program helps agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and marketing of new products. Nathan Rudgers, Director of Business Development, gives an overview of the grant funding process and details prospective applicants should have in mind. Our second article shares a 2020 Northeast forest products industry outlook. Eric Kingsley, Vice President of Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, discusses how the way we utilize the forest is ever changing, and the opportunities and challenges this shifting landscape presents.