Ag Industry Trends & Outlooks

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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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The Levels of Dairy Risk Management

Dairy Risk Management can be an intimidating and complex process for many dairy operations; however, it is an important tool for protecting risk in dairy markets. Crop Growers agents Daniele Ricci and Megan Clancy explain the different levels available for your operation.

November 28, 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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The Northeast Dairy Farm Summary

In this month's Knowledge Exchange Partner, read highlights from the recently released 2020 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary. The report summarizes the analysis of farm financial data from 204 Northeast dairy farms and provides an overview of the remarkable year 2020 was for dairy.

July 07, 2021

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Dairy Risk Management: Many Options for Northeast Producers

Get an in-depth look at risk management options for Northeast dairy producers, including the Dairy Margin Coverage program, Dairy Revenue Protection, Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy and crop insurance.

June 02, 2021

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Inflation Temporary Growing Pains or a Worrisome Sign of a New Trend

In this article, read about how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the U.S. economy, gross domestic product and consumer price index, and whether current inflation is just temporary or a long-term trend.

June 02, 2021

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Adverse Effect Wage Rates Updated for H-2A Program

As the number of foreign agricultural workers in the U.S. has risen, so have the adverse wage rates for those in the H-2A temporary work visa program. This Knowledge Exchange Partner article examines the increased wages H-2A employers are required to pay in 2021.

May 04, 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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