Financial Partner magazine is for the customers, employees and friends of Farm Credit East, providing industry insights for higher yields and updates on the cooperative.
Latest Edition: Fall 2023
In this Edition
Lessons from 2023: Managing Risks in a Volatile Environment
Weather doesn’t discriminate and crops can pay the price. This year alone, the Northeast has experienced several weather events and natural disasters that have led to severe crop damage. This issue's cover story explores available crop insurance options to mitigate losses.
CEO Mike Reynolds highlights Farm Credit East's dedication to its customers in good times and bad through relationship lending, crop insurance and stewardship.
Learn more about Farm Credit East Cares and its support for flood and other natural disaster relief efforts throughout 2023.
Meet our 2023 Lipinski Rural Initiatives Award winners, MAVAC and Veterans Base Camp, and learn how you can nominate for the 2024 award.
In the Stewardship Spotlight, learn about Foodshed Alliance and their Sustainable Agriculture Enterprise, an innovative program that has received grant funding through the Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement program.
The Customer Appreciation recap shares a few key financial highlights and a special "thank you" to those who attended Farm Credit East's summer customer appreciation events.
Celebrate Farm Credit East's employee milestones with us! More than 60 of our employees are celebrating milestones this year - help us wish them well.
View from the Field highlights New Moon Nursery, located in Woodstown, N.J. Read about their path to a thriving nursery operation, or scan the QR code to watch a short video.
Lastly, The Washington Update shares an important public policy priority: protecting crop insurance. Also, learn more about the Farm Bill and actions you can take to urge congress to pass full legislation.
In our last Financial Partner, we introduced Farm Credit East’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. As a customer-owned cooperative, ESG is an increasing priority for Farm Credit East, and the governance pillar is one often overlooked when discussing ESG, however it is the one most customer focused. Governance defines how corporate decisions are made and how rights and responsibilities are distributed to interested parties, including the board of directors, management and shareholders.
ESG, or Environmental, Social, Governance, is an area of increasing focus for investors, policymakers and other stakeholders. Whether it’s serving customers and the industries in which they operate or contributing to the communities where Farm Credit East customers and staff live, Farm Credit East’s role as steward is one it takes seriously. In this issue’s cover story, learn more about Farm Credit East’s ESG story, including a few programs and initiatives the cooperative has supported in recent years to ensure the vitality of the Farm Credit East team, customers and the communities where our team lives and works.