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Boosting Dairy Farm Resilience: How the DRP Program Helps Manage Revenue Risks

The dairy industry is inherently unpredictable, with market fluctuations, weather conditions, and production variables all contributing to an unstable income landscape for dairy farmers. Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) is a valuable tool to mitigate these risks and provide a more stable financial footing.

June 4, 2024

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Business Basics for Beginning Farmers

One of the great things about owning or starting your own business is that you determine your business goals and how you want to achieve them. So, what are the business basics that help you remain profitable so you stay on track toward achieving your business goals?

June 18, 2024

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Crop Insurance Claims for Grape Losses

Join Farm Credit East and Crop Growers for an insightful webinar tailored for grape producers, specifically designed to address the challenges following the April 25, 2024, freeze event. This session will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively navigate the claim process.

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June 25, 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

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Public Policy
Financial Assistance for Those Who Have Experienced Discrimination from the USDA Farm Service Agency

The USDA and its partner vendors have announced the opening of the application period for Section 22007 of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which directs USDA to provide financial assistance to farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners who experienced discrimination in USDA farm lending programs prior to January 2021. 

October 24, 2023

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Federal Milk Marketing Order Hearing Underway: A Summary of the Major Issues

This month's Knowledge Exchange Partner covers some of the major issues that are being addressed at the Federal Milk Marketing Order Hearing. The last comprehensive revision to the FMMO system occurred in 2000.

September 08, 2023

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Tax Legislation Update

The House Ways and Means Committee recently announced The American Families and Jobs Act, which includes three bills (H.R. 3936, H.R. 3937, and H.R. 3938) that could impact farmers.

July 06, 2023

Northeast Economic Engine

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