Each year, the laws and regulations relating to trucking compliance grow more complex, including new Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations that took effect in 2018 related to Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). To help navigate these rules, Farm Credit East hosted a webinar December 20, 2018.
With President Trump imposing tariffs to Chinese imports, as well as import tariffs on aluminum and steel, trading partners have retaliated with tariffs on U.S. exports. Given these escalating trade tensions, Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange takes a look at U.S. agricultural exports and their significance to U.S. farm income. Also in this month’s issue, we highlight FarmCreditEast.com’s Today’s Harvest blog for timely topics relevant to Northeast farming, commercial fishing and forestry.
With weather fluctuation and market volatility, crop insurance is an important program to help producers manage risk by providing protection against damage caused by weather, disease, insects or wildlife. To learn more about the important role crop insurance plays in a sound risk management plan, Farm Credit East hosted a webinar on Thursday, January 25.
In November’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, we explore Controlled Environmental Agriculture, what’s driving its growth, current barriers and what’s in store for this method of farming in the future. The second article gives industry updates and a few predictions for 2018 in the dairy, timber, cash field, livestock, fruit, greenhouse and nursery, aquatic, and vegetable sectors.