The Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program, a joint effort of Farm Credit East, Yankee Farm Credit and CoBank, recently provided $60,550 in grant funding to 19 organizations to assist their efforts to support young and beginning farmer initiatives, encourage youth leadership development, and promote northeast agriculture, forestry and commercial fishing.
Farm Credit’s FarmStart program is pleased to announce that it has invested more than $15 million in beginning farmers’ businesses. FarmStart is a unique program that invests working capital of up to $75,000 in Northeast agricultural, fishing and forest products ventures showing promise of success.
Farm Credit East has awarded four scholarships to students involved in The National FFA Organization (Future Farmers of America) to support their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). The scholarship recipients had strong projects and expressed a clear understanding of their projects’ impacts on their future careers in agriculturally related fields.
Forage losses from natural hazards, especially drought, can be a significant risk for forage and livestock producers. That is why Crop Growers, LLP, is pleased to provide Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) insurance. PRF can be an effective tool for producers who have experienced losses caused by reduced forage and grazing due to lack of rainfall. The sales closing and acreage reporting date for this important risk management tool is November 15.