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National Economy Snapshot

Read our latest analysis of the current state of the economy.

February 15, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Another Wet One – How Crop Growers Can Help Northeast Tobacco Growers

In 2023, the Northeast experienced another wet tobacco growing season. Given the high cost of tobacco cultivation (over $1,000 per acre), risk management plans are crucial for producers. Connecticut insured more than 3,000 acres of this valuable crop. The purpose of crop insurance, like any other insurance, is not to bring profits but to make the producer whole again so they can continue to farm the following year.

February 13, 2024

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Agricultural Business Basics – Farm Financial Management

Join Farm Credit East and our Cosponsor, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society for a free webinar on Agricultural Business Basics – Farm Financial Management

February 1, 2024

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U.S. Economic Forecast

One of the key factors affecting the U.S. economy today is inflation. Read about price increases and capacity constraints across the country, as well as an economic outlook for the coming months.

May 03, 2022

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U.S. Maple Syrup Outlook

In this month’s second article, Mark Cannella, Extension Associate Professor at the University of Vermont, gives an outlook of the maple syrup industry for 2022.

May 03, 2022

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The Impact of the War in Ukraine on the U.S. Agricultural Economy
The invasion of Ukraine has obvious and significant effects on global geopolitics, as well as tremendous humanitarian impacts on the Ukrainian population. In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, learn more about the invasion's impact on the U.S. agricultural economy.

April 05, 2022

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2022 Outlook for the Green Industry

In this Knowledge Exchange Partner article, Dr. Charlie Hall, Texas A&M University, provides an update and outlook on the greenhouse, nursery and sod industries for 2022.

March 02, 2022

Northeast Economic Engine

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