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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Foreign Labor Options for Northeast Agricultural Producers

In this article, learn about temporary, seasonal and permanent foreign labor options for your agricultural business. The article covers H-2A, H-2B and other foreign labor program types.

January 06, 2021

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2020 Brought Opportunities and Challenges to Agricultural Retail Operations

2020 has not been without its challenges for those in agricultural retail. However, this year has also brought new opportunities to business owners resulting from increased demand and unique service options, including curbside pickup and delivery.

December 02, 2020

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The Northeast Economic Engine: Agriculture, Forest Products and Commercial Fishing Show $102 Billion in Economic Impact in Northeast

In this article, read a summary of Farm Credit East’s recent report, The Northeast Economic Engine. See the breakdown of the $102 billion impact agriculture, forest products and commercial fishing has across eight Northeast states, and how many jobs each of these industries supported.

December 02, 2020

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Building Financial Security for Your Dairy Farm in a Time of Uncertainty

In this article, Crop Growers Northeast Marketing Agent, Tristan Peterson, lays out the importance of having a sound risk management plan and how you can put one in place on your dairy operation.

November 10, 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

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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