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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USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Learn all about the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) risk management program in this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, including coverage options, limitations and the deadline to sign up.

November 2, 2022

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This Thanksgiving and Every Day, We Appreciate You

Leading up to Thanksgiving, CEO Mike Reynolds reflects on and shares what he is thankful for and wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.

November 22, 2022

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Seasonal Business Labor and Immigration Webinar Series

Join Harris Beach PLLC and Farm Credit East for a series of four webinars focusing on getting the seasonal workers you need, legally.

One of the most pressing issues facing seasonal businesses continues to be labor – specifically how to secure reliable employees to fill seasonal and permanent needs. In this webinar series, presenters will navigate the complex maze of the H-2B non-agriculture and H-2A agricultural visa programs to provide an overview of visa requirements, procedures, compliance and employer obligations. Foreign labor options to fill permanent labor needs at farms and seasonal businesses will also be discussed.

Click here to view webinar dates and times.

November 30, 2022

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Overtime for Agricultural Workers

In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, read about various current and proposed agricultural labor overtime provisions across Northeast states, including New York, Maine and Massachusetts.

November 09, 2021

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Update on Government Relief Programs

Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early 2020, the U.S. Federal Government has put forth a large number of economic relief programs in an attempt to shore up the overall economy, as well as to support farming, fishing and forestry more specifically. This month's Knowledge Exchange Partner provides a summary of some major economic relief programs and their current status.

October 06, 2021

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Workforce Development for Agriculture

Farmers, fishermen and forest product producers have long been saying that it's difficult to get entry-level workers. Due to increased mechanization and complexity in these operations, today's producers are struggling to find higher-skilled workers as well. Read this month's Knowledge Exchange Partner for a multi-pronged approach to find, keep and develop a strong team of skilled employees.

September 03, 2021

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Northeast Farmers' Markets Provide Access to Fresh Food

This year, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack proclaimed the first week of August as "National Farmers' Market Week." In this month's Knowledge Exchange Partner, learn about the 1,000+ farmers' markets in the Northeast and where you can find fresh, local produce in your area.

August 06, 2021

The Ag Globe Trotter Weekly

Header and shoulder profile of Dr. Dave Kohl

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

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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