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  • Summer 2019

    Over the past decade, the Northeast has seen a significant boom in the craft beverage industry – from wineries to cideries and breweries, and even distilleries producing spirits from farm-grown products. How are producers taking advantage of the “farm-to-bottle” movement and consumer interest in buying local? Find out in this issue’s cover story, which interviews industry experts and entrepreneurs in the various craft beverage sectors to learn more about the trends they’re seeing and how businesses are evolving to differentiate themselves in this growing market.
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  • Spring 2019

    Finding labor, and qualified labor at that, has been a growing concern in the U.S., especially within the agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products industries. And, the debates about how to address this issue have been going on even longer. In this issue’s cover story, we interviewed several Northeast ag businesses who have deployed unique strategies in their operations to combat the labor challenges they were facing. As a result, they have found success in hiring and retaining skilled labor, or have circumvented the issue by implementing technology to cut back on labor demands. Also in this issue, meet the 2019 candidates running for the Farm Credit East Board of Directors.

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  • Fall 2018

    There’s no question that there’s a lot going on in agriculture right now. Dairy prices have been low for a number of years. There is anxiety over changes from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). There are growing concerns over whether a farm bill will be passed, and longstanding issues regarding the availability of agricultural labor. To get more insight into the current state of some of these issues and their forecasted long-term impact, we recently interviewed four leading economists to give both local and national perspectives. Learn what they had to say.

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  • Summer 2018

    Established during a time of tremendous growth and industrialization in our nation, the land-grant system intended to educate a broader population in the agricultural and technical skills that directly impacted their daily lives. 150 years later, this founding principle holds true, but society has evolved significantly. Learn more about current initiatives of Northeast land-grant universities and how they're working to address producers’ challenges and prepare the industry for the future. Also in this issue, meet Farm Credit East's 2018 scholarship recipients.
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