Ag Industry Trends & Outlooks

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Record U.S. Agricultural Trade Deficit Forecasted to Keep Growing

The United States is the world’s largest agricultural exporter and has been for decades. However, as a wealthy country with a population of more than 340 million people with appetites for a broad range of agricultural products - we are also one of the world’s top agricultural importers. American Farm Bureau Economist, Betty Resnick examines historical trade data, and insight on forecasted trends.

July 3, 2024

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Financial Management
Vermont Child Care Credit – What You Need to Know

Beginning July 1, 2024, Vermont employers and self-employed individuals will begin making contributions composed of a 0.44% payroll tax on wages and a 0.11% self-employment income tax to the Vermont Department of Taxes for deposit into the Child Care Contribution (CCC) Special Fund.

July 18, 2024

Featured Webinar

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Farm Credit
2024 Virtual Customer Appreciation Meeting

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST

Join us for the 2024 Virtual Customer Appreciation Meeting. This 45-minute program will provide cooperative updates from CEO Mike Reynolds and Board Chair John Knopf.

November 12, 2024

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Ag Economy
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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Ag Economy
2024 Forest Products Industry Outlook

Paul Jannke of Forest Economic Advisors joined Farm Credit East for a discussion on the 2024 economic outlook for the forest products industry.

April 09, 2024

Ag Economy
2024 Grain and Oilseed Industry Outlook

In this webinar, Farm Credit East and Dr. Robert Maltsbarger of the Food and Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri, presented a 2024 Grain and Oilseed Industry Outlook.

April 09, 2024

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Public Policy
2024 Farm Bill Update

The Farm Bill has been bogged down since the Fall while Congress has battled over funding the government. Given it’s an election year, Congressional leaders have acknowledged if the Farm Bill isn’t passed by mid-year, it will likely be extended for another year leaving it for the next Congress to complete. Several Farm Credit backed proposals have been introduced this Congress that would allow Farm Credit to lean into meeting the capital needs of rural America. The intent is for these “marker bills” to be included in the Farm Bill. Here is a summary of four of them.

April 09, 2024

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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