Ag Industry Trends & Outlooks

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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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Farm Credit East Production Cost Index Plateaus at New High

After a rapid rise in 2021 and 2022, the Farm Credit East Production Cost Index has plateaued after relatively modest increases over the previous decade.  This index tracks farm production costs on a relative basis, weighted towards costs that affect Northeast producers most. Major components of the index include labor, energy, family living expenses, crop inputs, as well as costs like animal feed and other dairy-related expenses, given that sector’s prominence in our region.

May 06, 2024

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National Economy Snapshot

Read our latest analysis of the current state of the economy.

May 06, 2024

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2024 Grain and Oilseed Industry Outlook Summary

2023 had surprising results after a seemingly poor growing season. U.S. farmers are currently facing increasing export competition in a declining price environment. What will this mean for producer margins in 2024?

April 30, 2024

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Takeaways from the 2024 Maple Outlook

Farm Credit East recently hosted a webinar with University of Vermont’s Mark Cannella who provided a glimpse into statistics and trends in North American maple syrup production and a look into the Maple syrup and sugar industry in 2024.

April 23, 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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