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 2022
In this Edition
The Big Picture: Economists' Perspectives on the Ag Economy in the Northeast and Beyond
After the rise and fall of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are new factors impacting our economy, including inflation, the war in Ukraine and ongoing supply issues. Not to mention continued labor challenges and a new farm bill on the horizon.
In this issue’s cover story, we convened several leading ag economists to understand what’s on the top of their minds and solicit advice for producers as they plan for the year ahead.
CEO Mike Reynolds describes Farm Credit East’s constant evolution to ensure the cooperative continues to fulfill customer needs into the future.
Learn more about the director elections process and information on submitting nominations for the Lipinski Rural Initiatives Award in this issue’s News & Views.
Read a recap of this year’s Customer Appreciation Meetings, including year-to-date association financial results.
Take a look at Farm Credit East’s newly redesigned website and enhanced customer portal, Farm Credit Connect.
Hear one Country Living customer’s testimonial about how his mortgage specialist made his dreams a reality.
Help Farm Credit East celebrate employee milestones, ranging from 5- to 40-years of service.
See a few winning submissions from our 2023 Agricultural Views calendar contest.
In The Washington Update, read insights into the recent election and what it means for the 2023 Farm Bill.
The widespread disruptions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic created a dramatic shift in our food system impacting agriculture and processing along the food chain in different ways. In this issue’s cover story, we look at how Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products markets reacted to the pandemic, lessons learned along the way, what still needs to change, and how our supply chain may be impacted.
Cyber scams are becoming all too common. In 2019, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center recorded more than $3.5 billion in losses to individuals and businesses. Especially during a time of crisis, hackers will be the first to take advantage of the situation — and people’s fears. As of October 2020, the Federal Trade Commission reported that consumers have reported losing more than $160 million from COVID-19 and stimulus related frauds. In this issue’s cover story, learn about the types of scams hackers are deploying and tips to protect yourself and your information.
Northeast agricultural producers are no strangers to challenge. But as the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation — just as the busy growing season was kicking off — producers had to quickly adapt and adjust their operations for disruptions never before experienced. This issue's cover story interviews a dozen business owners about how they creatively adapted their businesses to continue to serve their communities through the pandemic. Also in this issue, meet Farm Credit East's 32 scholarship recipients in pursuit of agriculturally related careers.
Mike Reynolds has spent his entire 30-year career rising through the ranks at Farm Credit East, but originally had a different destination in mind. It has been a winding road leading from his childhood days growing up on a Central New York dairy farm to becoming CEO on January 1, 2020. Despite some unexpected turns along the route, Mike's experiences on the journey have helped prepare him as he takes over as CEO of Farm Credit East, ready to lead the organization down a road of continued success.