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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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Business Tips and Tools
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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The “Modernized” H-2A Program - What Every Agricultural Business Needs to Know!

In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, Attorney L.J. D’Arrigo looks at the H-2A temporary work visa program, and the reforms which have been proposed by the U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service. The H-2A program allows foreign workers to legally come to the United States and work in temporary agricultural positions.

January 11, 2024

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Farm Credit
2024 Director Election Petition Notification

Farm Credit East’s bylaws provide for the nomination of candidates by petition by Thursday, January 25, 2024.

January 05, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
Farm Credit Connect: Your Digital Portal

Farm Credit Connect, Farm Credit East's customer portal provides customers with a secure environment to complete transactions and interact with their Farm Credit East team. Learn more about the features and benefits of using Farm Credit Connect to compliment your Farm Credit East relationship. 

January 04, 2024

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Tax Talks
New York Farm Overtime Credit – What you need to know Part II

Today, we continue the conversation about the New York Farm Overtime Credit by looking at helpful tips and potential pitfalls employers need to understand as they get ready for January 1, 2024.

December 29, 2023

Northeast Economic Engine

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