Ag Industry Trends & Outlooks

Discover insights, trends, ag market outlooks and other topical information as it relates to the Northeast's diverse agricultural industries. Brought to you by Knowledge Exchange from Farm Credit East.
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Record U.S. Agricultural Trade Deficit Forecasted to Keep Growing

The United States is the world’s largest agricultural exporter and has been for decades. However, as a wealthy country with a population of more than 340 million people with appetites for a broad range of agricultural products - we are also one of the world’s top agricultural importers. American Farm Bureau Economist, Betty Resnick examines historical trade data, and insight on forecasted trends.

July 3, 2024

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Financial Management
Vermont Child Care Credit – What You Need to Know

Beginning July 1, 2024, Vermont employers and self-employed individuals will begin making contributions composed of a 0.44% payroll tax on wages and a 0.11% self-employment income tax to the Vermont Department of Taxes for deposit into the Child Care Contribution (CCC) Special Fund.

July 18, 2024

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2024 Virtual Customer Appreciation Meeting

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST

Join us for the 2024 Virtual Customer Appreciation Meeting. This 45-minute program will provide cooperative updates from CEO Mike Reynolds and Board Chair John Knopf.

November 12, 2024

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Boosting Dairy Farm Resilience: How the DRP Program Helps Manage Revenue Risks

The dairy industry is inherently unpredictable, with market fluctuations, weather conditions, and production variables all contributing to an unstable income landscape for dairy farmers. Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) is a valuable tool to mitigate these risks and provide a more stable financial footing.

June 04, 2024

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Farm Credit East Production Cost Index Plateaus at New High

After a rapid rise in 2021 and 2022, the Farm Credit East Production Cost Index has plateaued after relatively modest increases over the previous decade.  This index tracks farm production costs on a relative basis, weighted towards costs that affect Northeast producers most. Major components of the index include labor, energy, family living expenses, crop inputs, as well as costs like animal feed and other dairy-related expenses, given that sector’s prominence in our region.

May 06, 2024

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2024 Grain and Oilseed Outlook

Dr. Bob Maltsbarger, Senior Research Economist with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, gives his insights on the state of the cash grain and oilseed industries for 2024, including U.S. production, supply and demand trends, competition from other countries, weather-related market fluctuations, and other industry related conditions in this year's industry outlook report.

March 26, 2024

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2024 Outlook for the Forest Products Industry

In this month's Knowledge Exchange Partner, Forest Economic Advisors, LLC (FEA) examines the forest product markets over the coming year including the state of recession predictions, overall economic growth, and construction and manufacturing markets in this year's 2024 Outlook for the Forest Products Industry report.

March 06, 2024

Northeast Economic Engine

Download Farm Credit East’s Northeast Economic Engine report, which analyzes the economic impact of the Northeast agriculture, forest products and commercial fishing industries. This report was released in November 2020. 

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