Fruit & Wine Producers

It pays to know a lender who understands your production needs.
Red tractor parked between vineyard rows
Close up view of harvested yellow apples in large open top storage bins in apple orchard.
Webinar: Northeast Apple Industry Outlook
Chris Gerlach, USApple’s Director of Industry Analytics reviewed data on holdings, movement, trade, and prices to see how markets are reacting to, what is by all accounts, a banner year.
Apple on tree
Fruit and Wine Update
Read our latest analysis of the current state of the fruit and wine industry.
Report on Economic Impact of the Cranberry Industry to Massachusetts
Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange analyzed the economic significance of the Massachusetts cranberry industry and released its findings in this new report.

Financing & Services We Offer Fruit & Wine Producers

Cover all your operating expenses such as repairs, young plants, fertilizer, fuel and other inputs with a customized farm operating loan.
From tractors to washing and packing equipment, to winemaking and bottling equipment, we offer attractive loan and lease options for all types of farm equipment.
Finance farmland with long-term fixed rates and payment structures that align with your cash flow.
We finance packing sheds, barns, farm storage buildings, retail facilities and more with flexible terms to meet your needs.
Our experts can help you navigate tax law around family business structures, prepaid farm expenses, equipment depreciation and more to get every deduction possible.
At Farm Credit East, we provide comprehensive financial record-keeping services from accounting professionals trained in ag- and dairy-related rules and regulations.
Ag-specific payroll services from Farm Credit East can help you achieve trouble-free payroll periods and eliminate the hassle and technicalities of payroll processing while complying with all federal and state regulations.
Our specialized agriculture consultants can help you get the best return on your business. We develop unique working relationships with each client based on your business objectives and how you like to work on any specific aspect of business management.
By working with a Farm Credit consultant, your family can build a plan that will provide peace of mind around your farm. No matter what happens, you can be assured that your loved ones will be taken care of.
Work with a team of crop insurance specialists who can help you protect your crops and limit your financial risk.
The Winery Benchmarks Program provides in-depth financial and production analyses and compares results with those of similar, profitable wineries in the program. As part of the program, you’ll also receive an annual Winery Summary, your personal benchmark report offering a wide range of useful insights for your winery.

Incentives We Offer for Veterans and Beginning Fruit & Wine Producers

We have a number of programs to support talented, hardworking individuals entering the fruit and wine industries. Helping young people get started is one of our long-term commitments to Northeast agriculture. Programs include our young, beginning, small and veteran farmer incentives, FarmStart and GenerationNext.

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