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October 06, 2015
Good Will-Hinckley Receives $100,000 Grant From Farm Credit

Farm Credit East and CoBank announced today that they have made a joint contribution of $100,000 to the Good Will Home Association (“Good Will-Hinckley”), a charitable organization based in Fairfield, Maine. The funds will be used for building renovations that will ensure a permanent location for the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences (MeANS) on the Good Will-Hinckley campus.

September 29, 2015
Today’s Harvest: Where Agriculture Means Business

The business of agriculture is just that – a business. To be successful it requires strong production and management skills and an understanding of financial information. To provide management tips and resources, Farm Credit East has tapped into their knowledgeable team of experts to launch a blog, Today’s Harvest: Where Agriculture Means Business.

September 25, 2015
Message Regarding Billing Statements

We understand that some customers may not have received their billing statement due to an issue with the mailing. All remaining billing statements will be mailed on Monday, September 28. Please contact your local office with any questions. We regret any inconvenience this may have created.

September 18, 2015
Deciding 2016 Margin Protection Program Coverage for Your Dairy Farm

Farm Credit East hosted a webinar on the upcoming 2016 Dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) on Friday, September 18. With the fall sign-up deadline approaching, this webinar provided information and tools to help dairy producers in their decision. The recording is now available.

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Farm Credit Kicks-off Centennial Program: 100 Years of Service to Agriculture

Rural leaders to be honored as part of Farm Credit's Centennial celebration.

Farm Credit East recently announced the launch of their centennial year. Throughout the coming year, the customer-owned cooperative will be highlighting key points in the history of the Farm Credit System. In addition, Farm Credit East is participating in a national program, Farm Credit Fresh Perspectives. This program is a search to honor one hundred individuals or organizations across the country changing the face and future of agriculture to ensure thriving rural communities for years to come.

“The Northeast has deep roots in agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products and for nearly 100 years, Farm Credit has had the privilege of working hand in hand with these producers to be a part of that history,” said Bill Lipinski, Farm Credit East CEO. “This program is a way to honor the innovators who have helped evolve agriculture to meet the needs of changing consumers and are shaping it for the future.”

Nominations for Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives will be accepted at until December 18, 2015. A panel of experts will evaluate the entrants and select the top 100 honorees to be announced in March 2016. Of these honorees, 10 exceptional leaders will each receive a $10,000 award to help further their contributions to thriving rural communities and agriculture.

To recognize the diverse ways individuals are contributing to the future success of rural communities, nominations will be accepted in ten categories:

  • Leadership (over 21)
  • Youth Leadership (21 and younger)
  • Rural Policy Influence
  • Beginning Farmer or Rancher Achievement
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Sustainability and Natural Resource Conservation
  • Financial Stewardship
  • Mentoring and Volunteerism
  • Agriculture Education and Community Impact
  • Rural and Urban Connection 
To learn more and read the nomination category descriptions, visit Apply or nominate an agricultural leader you know for Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives by December 18, 2015.

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Webinar Recordings

Farm Credit East hosts webinars throughout the year on various topics, including dairy, cash field crops, food safety and farm safety. Visit our webinar library to view recordings and presentation materials from some of our most recently held webinars.

Report on Successful Merger
The merger of Farm Credit East and Farm Credit of Maine, effective January 1, 2014, is the subject of a report recently approved by the Farm Credit East Board of Directors. The report finds that the Merged Association is achieving the benefits outlined in the Merger Proposal, including a larger capital base, increased commodity and geographic diversity and improved overall risk bearing capacity. For the full report click here.

For information and resources related to the diverse farming, forestry and commercial fishing industries in the Northeast, visit Farm Credit East's blog, Today's Harvest: Where agriculture means business. Subscribe to our blog via the Get the Updates section to stay up to date on new posts.

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