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  • 2022 Spring

    In our last Financial Partner, we introduced Farm Credit East’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. As a customer-owned cooperative, ESG is an increasing priority for Farm Credit East, and the governance pillar is one often overlooked when discussing ESG, however it is the one most customer focused. Governance defines how corporate decisions are made and how rights and responsibilities are distributed to interested parties, including the board of directors, management and shareholders.

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  • Fall 2021

    ESG, or Environmental, Social, Governance, is an area of increasing focus for investors, policymakers and other stakeholders. Whether it’s serving customers and the industries in which they operate or contributing to the communities where Farm Credit East customers and staff live, Farm Credit East’s role as steward is one it takes seriously. In this issue’s cover story, learn more about Farm Credit East’s ESG story, including a few programs and initiatives the cooperative has supported in recent years to ensure the vitality of the Farm Credit East team, customers and the communities where our team lives and works. 

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  • Summer 2021

    The last decade has been the warmest on record, with 2020 being the second warmest year ever reported. This has brought climate change and environmental protection to the forefront - and agriculture plays a critical role in mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. In this issue’s cover story, learn more about the environmentally preferable practices Northeast operations are implementing as they work toward reducing their carbon footprint and conserving natural resources. Also in this issue, meet this year's 33 scholarship recipients aspiring to careers in agriculture, forest products, commercial fishing and related fields. 

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  • Spring 2021

    The widespread disruptions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic created a dramatic shift in our food system impacting agriculture and processing along the food chain in different ways. In this issue’s cover story, we look at how Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products markets reacted to the pandemic, lessons learned along the way, what still needs to change, and how our supply chain may be impacted.
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