To prepare New York producers for the agricultural labor laws taking effect on January 1, 2020, Farm Credit East hosted a webinar, cosponsored by the New York Farm Bureau and NEDPA, to provide an overview of these regulations and their implications for New York farms.
Each year, the laws and regulations relating to trucking compliance grow more complex, including new Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations that took effect in 2018 related to Hours of Service (HOS) and Electronic Logging Devices (ELD). To help navigate these rules, Farm Credit East hosted a webinar December 20, 2018.
One of the most pressing issues facing the ag community is labor. How do we secure reliable farm labor to fill seasonal needs? Advertising doesn’t seem to work and if you are lucky enough to hire U.S. workers, they may not stay more than a few days. To help northeast producers navigate the complex maze of the H-2A agricultural visa program, Farm Credit East hosted a webinar February 22.
Farm Credit East is currently accepting applications for farm worker housing construction and improvement loans from the New York State Farm Worker Housing (FWH) Loan Program. These loans are available to New York agricultural producers, including fruit, vegetable, greenhouse and nursery, equine, and dairy operations.