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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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 6, 2024

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Life Insurance Redemptions Falling Under IRS Scrutiny

In the context of farming business structures, acquiring a life insurance policy is a prevalent practice. Here are two common scenarios and an update on an ongoing Supreme Court case involving the IRS concerning the valuation of businesses when insurance payouts are implicated and whether such proceeds are deemed liabilities or not.

April 11, 2024

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2024 Maple Industry Outlook Webinar

Farm Credit East hosted Mark Cannella of the University of Vermont for a look at the Maple syrup and sugar industry in 2024.

April 10, 2024

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Tax Strategies for 2022

In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, Farm Credit East Tax Consultant, Edward Maxwell, explains the importance of understanding your operation’s tax liability and how to tax plan for cash basis reporting.

September 07, 2022

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The Federal Reserve’s Actions on Interest Rates and What it Means for Farm Credit East Borrowers

In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, Farm Credit East Chief Financial Officer, Andrew Grant, explains the reasoning behind the Federal Reserve raising interest rates and what potential impacts it could have on Farm Credit East borrowers.

August 08, 2022

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Managing Your Business in an Inflationary Environment

In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, hear from seven Farm Credit East business consultants and get their take on what business owners can do to cope with these rising prices and supply chain disruptions.

July 07, 2022

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Takeaways from the 2021 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary

In this month's Knowledge Exchange Partner, read a summary of the recently released 2021 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary report. 170 dairy farms from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New York and Vermont participated in this year's study.

June 08, 2022

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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2020 Northeast Economic Impact Report Cover