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  • 2019 Fall Financial Partner - From Field to Boardroom

    Balancing leadership roles with the daily grind of managing your business is no small feat. It takes organization, delegation and a strong support team back home. But the skills, insight and connections gained from taking on leadership roles can be invaluable to both you and your business, while at the same time providing important service to the industry. This issue’s cover story interviews five industry leaders about how they balanced managing their businesses with time away from their operations to serve on industry boards, committees and in other leadership positions, along with the insights they gleaned from those experiences to benefit their operations and the organizations they served.

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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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