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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2023 Outlook for the Green Industry

In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, Dr. Charlie Hall of Texas A&M University gives a Green Industry update and economic outlook for 2023.

February 1, 2023

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Understanding your Cost of Production

Risk management is the name of the game. If you know your Cost of Production (COP), your risk management strategy can set you up to preserve three things: liquidity, equity for future investments and equity for retirement. 

February 7, 2023

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Dairy Outlook 2023 – Managing Your Risk: Markets, Margins and Revenue

Friday January 20, at 12:00 p.m. EST

What does 2023 look like for the dairy industry? Marin Bozic gives a recap of ’22, pricing outlook for ’23, and long-term trends in markets and policy.  Gregg McConnell will talk about using that information to personalize a risk management approach for your farm.

January 20, 2023

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Ag Economy
USDA COVID-19 Relief Programs and Impacts to the US Food System

Significant disruptions to U.S. agriculture, including shutdowns at a number of meatpacking plants and major declines in food service markets have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the USDA developed a number of relief programs to assist producers who have been impacted by the loss of markets and the general economic downturn. American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist, John Newton, discussed these issues in a webinar on June 4, 2020.

June 04, 2020

Ag Economy
COVID-19 Impact and Economic Outlook for the Northeast

Dr. Ed Seifried, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, gave his take on what’s happening with the economy and what might be in store as the Northeast moves toward a gradual reopening.

May 27, 2020

Ag Economy
USDA’s New Direct Payments Program for Farmers

Beginning on Tuesday, May 26, the USDA Farm Service Agency will begin accepting applications from producers with COVID-related losses for a wide range of commodities. Learn more about how payments will be calculated for various commodities.

May 22, 2020

Ag Economy
What’s inside the USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

On April 17, the USDA unveiled details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for agriculture, which includes $16 billion in direct support to agricultural producers and $3 billion to purchase and distribute agriculture products to Americans in need. Read a summary of these two main components.

May 15, 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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