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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Update on Government Relief Programs

Since the emergence of COVID-19 in early 2020, the U.S. Federal Government has put forth a large number of economic relief programs in an attempt to shore up the overall economy, as well as to support farming, fishing and forestry more specifically. This month's Knowledge Exchange Partner provides a summary of some major economic relief programs and their current status.

October 06, 2021

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Workforce Development for Agriculture

Farmers, fishermen and forest product producers have long been saying that it's difficult to get entry-level workers. Due to increased mechanization and complexity in these operations, today's producers are struggling to find higher-skilled workers as well. Read this month's Knowledge Exchange Partner for a multi-pronged approach to find, keep and develop a strong team of skilled employees.

September 03, 2021

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Northeast Farmers' Markets Provide Access to Fresh Food

This year, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack proclaimed the first week of August as "National Farmers' Market Week." In this month's Knowledge Exchange Partner, learn about the 1,000+ farmers' markets in the Northeast and where you can find fresh, local produce in your area.

August 06, 2021

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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

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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