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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2023 Outlook for the Green Industry

In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, Dr. Charlie Hall of Texas A&M University gives a Green Industry update and economic outlook for 2023.

February 1, 2023

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USDA Emergency Relief Programs for Producers

Emergency Relief Program (ERP) phase one closed on December 16, 2022. Phase two opened on January 23rd and runs through June 2, 2023. The funds appropriated by Congress will be distributed through the Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP) and the ERP. Regarding ELRP, the Farm Service Agency will release more information once they have finished its analysis on the 2021 drought and wildfire impacts on livestock producers.

January 31, 2023

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Dairy Outlook 2023 – Managing Your Risk: Markets, Margins and Revenue

Friday January 20, at 12:00 p.m. EST

What does 2023 look like for the dairy industry? Marin Bozic gives a recap of ’22, pricing outlook for ’23, and long-term trends in markets and policy.  Gregg McConnell will talk about using that information to personalize a risk management approach for your farm.

January 20, 2023

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Milk Market Situation and Outlook

Christopher Wolf, Professor of Applied Economics and Policy at the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University, discusses his outlook for the dairy industry, as well as provides a summary of programs in place to assist the dairy industry.

June 03, 2020

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US Department of Transportation Adjusts 'Hours of Service Rule' for Truckers

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently changed guidelines for truckers. This article reviews those guidelines, specifically ‘Hours of Service’ for farm, forest and fishing businesses that operate commercial vehicles.

June 03, 2020

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The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program

As part of the $19 billion COVID-19 relief program from the USDA, the Agricultural Marketing Service will partner with regional and local distributors to purchase and distribute fresh produce, dairy products and meats to food banks, community organizations and other non-profits serving Americans in need.

May 06, 2020

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The U.S. Small Business Administration Opens Up Economic Injury Disaster Loans to Ag Businesses

On May 4, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that ag businesses will now be eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and EIDL advance programs. This article compares EIDL programs to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and looks at the ways they can affect each other.

May 06, 2020

The Ag Globe Trotter Weekly

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Dr. Kohl is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In addition to his weekly and quarterly articles on the ag economy, Dr. Kohl has traveled more than eight million miles throughout his professional career and has conducted over 6,000 workshops and seminars for various agricultural groups.

Northeast Economic Engine

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