Press Releases

  • FarmStart Program Supports Startup Farm, Fishing and Forest Products Businesses

    Farm Credit’s 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. Since the first investment approved in August 2006, FarmStart has invested more than $11.3 million with over 250 agricultural and fishing entrepreneurs throughout the Northeast. One of those recent investments was to young farmer Steven Christianson, owner of Christianson Farm, LLC in Readfield, Maine.

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  • Inside the 2018 Margin Protection Program

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 resulted in significant changes to the Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) for producers. USDA’s Farm Service Agency is expected to announce plans soon on how it’s going to implement these changes. In anticipation of USDA announcing another opportunity for producers to enroll in MPP for 2018, Northeast dairy producers are invited to tune in to a Farm Credit East webinar on Monday, April 9, at 1:00 PM EST. Participation is free. Register now

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  • Farm Credit East Encourages Stockholders to Vote in 2018 Director Elections

    The 2018 director candidates were formally introduced at Farm Credit East’s Annual Meeting last week, and following, voting stockholders were mailed their ballots to vote in the 2018 Director Elections. As a customer-owned cooperative, the annual director election is an important opportunity for stockholders to express their voice in ownership and direction of the cooperative. Farm Credit East encourages members to vote. Ballots must be returned by Tuesday, April 17. View more information on each of this year's six highly-qualified candidates, including written profiles and video interviews, here.

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  • Farm Credit East Reports Strong Financial Results

    Farm Credit East reported today strong 2017 financial results, showing continued growth in loans coupled with strong earnings, which allowed for record patronage dividends of $60 million paid to eligible customer-owners in February.

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