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.