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April 21, 2014
Northeast Farm Organizations to Host Webinar on OSHA Inspections for NYS Dairy Farms

Farm Credit East, NEDPA, New York Farm Bureau, Cornell’s PRO-DAIRY and the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health, will be hosting a webinar on Friday, April 25 at 9:00 a.m., to provide an update and review of anticipated OSHA inspections on NYS dairy farms.

April 15, 2014
Northeast Agricultural Producers Optimistic about the Year Ahead

Farm Credit East recently released a report indicating Northeast farm, fishing and forestry producers are starting to see some change in their operating environment, but continue to be optimistic about their farm businesses going into 2014.

April 11, 2014
Farm Credit East Awards Winners of New York Farm Show Drawing

Farm Credit East is pleased to announce the six lucky winners of our drawing held during the New York Farm Show in late February. Two $200 gift cards were given away each day of the show.

April 08, 2014
FarmStart Program Approves 125th Investment

FarmStart, an innovative Northeast program to help young people get started in farming, is pleased to announce the approval of its 125th investment to McKinzey Farm, a sheep dairy in Trumansburg, N.Y.

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Farm Credit East Director Elections

There are eight candidates running for four open seats on the Farm Credit East Board of Directors in 2014, with two candidates per seat.

Farm Credit East 2014 Director Elections are underway! There are four open seats to be elected to the Farm Credit East Board of Directors in 2014: three are four-year seats, one in each the Eastern, Central and Western regions and one open three-year seat in the Central region. This year's nominating committee advanced eight candidates, with two candidates per open seat. To learn more about this year's candidates and to view a video and webinar interviewing each of this year's candidate, click here.

Northeast Agriculture 2014:
Insights and Perspectives

Farm Credit East, the largest lender to Northeast agriculture, recently released an outlook report, containing information and economic analysis about many Northeast agriculture industries. This report examines challenges and opportunities for Northeast agriculture, as well as the impact of broader economic trends and conditions on our region's farm businesses.

“Farming, forestry and fishing businesses have rapidly become knowledge-based businesses,” said Bill Lipinski, Farm Credit East CEO. “At Farm Credit East, we have an incredible network of agricultural experts, both internally and industry professionals, that are knowledgeable of industry trends and information. Our goal of this report was to collect our knowledge and analysis resources to pass along to our members to help them prepare their businesses for the future.”

This report is available through your local branch office, or click here to read an electronic version.

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Resources

Farm Credit East has created resource pages to provide information and updates on current topics. These sections contain reports, seminar recordings, links, frequently asked questions and other information relating to the topic. Click a link below to learn more.

Healthcare Reform Resources

The Agricultural Act of 2014

Webinar Recordings

Farm Credit East held a series of webinars over the past few months on various topics. To view the recordings and presentation materials from any of these webinars, click a link below.

Dairy Provisions of the 2014 Agricultural Act

Navigating the Agricultural Grant Process

2014 Agricultural Economic Outlook and Ag Labor Update

2014 Dairy Outlook

The Affordable Care Act: What Farm Employers Need to Know