Farm Credit East, ACA, the Northeast’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, announced its distribution of a record $65 million in cash patronage dividends to more than 11,400 farm, fishing and forestry business owners and operators across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. On average, eligible customers received 20.5 percent of the interest earned in 2018.
The deadline to insure spring crops in the northeast for the 2019 crop year is March 15, 2019. Insurable spring crops include field and vegetable crops such as corn, soybeans, barley, oats, fresh market sweet corn, cabbage, processing beans, processing sweet corn, dry beans, green peas, fresh market beans, tomatoes, tobacco and potatoes.
With over 500 alumni and in continuous operation for over 30 years, few can dispute the fact that the LEAD New York Program has had a dramatic influence on the food, agriculture and natural resource sectors in the northeast. We are pleased to share that we are soliciting applications for our eighteenth class.
Farm Credit East recently awarded four scholarships to students involved in The National FFA Organization. The student recipients exemplified a strong Supervised Agricultural Experience and expressed a clear understanding of their project’s impact on their future career in an agriculturally related field.