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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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