Farm Credit East recently released its mid-year Agricultural Credit Conditions report indicating net-farm income in its seven-state region will continue to fall in 2018, coming in somewhat below 2016 levels. While several industries, including cash field crops and dairy, continue to deal with low prices, the outlook is brighter in other industries.
Farm Credit East celebrates the bounty of farm fresh produce available in the Northeast during National Farmers’ Market Week, which takes place August 5 through 11. The more than 1,600 farmers’ markets across the Northeast provide an important link between farms and consumers, both in rural and urban communities. Farm Credit East encourages consumers to show their support of the agriculture community through their purchases from local farmers’ markets and roadside stands.