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Voices of Northeast Agriculture

This video highlights the diverse agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products industries throughout our region. Eight operations provide insight into their industry and why they do what they do.

  • Patronage Dividends

    As owners of their financial cooperative, Farm Credit East customers have the opportunity to share in the financial success of the cooperative through patronage dividends.

    In 2020, Farm Credit East distributed a record $70 million in cash patronage dividends to more than 11,250 farm, fishing and forestry business owners and operators across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. This distribution was in addition to a one-time $25 million special patronage dividend paid to customer-owners in October 2019 based on the first six month of 2019 earnings.

    In July 2020, Farm Credit East’s Board of Directors approved the distribution of a $30 million advance on 2020 patronage dividends to provide members with additional liquidity and cash flow.