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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USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Learn all about the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) risk management program in this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, including coverage options, limitations and the deadline to sign up.

November 2, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
Loan Application Essentials: What you need to apply

Are you in need of financing for your farm, fishing or forestry business but not sure how to get started? Don’t let the process be a barrier to getting the funding you need! Keep reading for a list of essential information you’ll need to submit an application.

December 6, 2022

Featured Webinar

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Business Tips and Tools
Seasonal Business Labor and Immigration Webinar Series

Join Harris Beach PLLC and Farm Credit East for a series of four webinars focusing on getting the seasonal workers you need, legally.

One of the most pressing issues facing seasonal businesses continues to be labor – specifically how to secure reliable employees to fill seasonal and permanent needs. In this webinar series, presenters will navigate the complex maze of the H-2B non-agriculture and H-2A agricultural visa programs to provide an overview of visa requirements, procedures, compliance and employer obligations. Foreign labor options to fill permanent labor needs at farms and seasonal businesses will also be discussed.

Click here to view webinar dates and times.

November 30, 2022

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Ag Economy
Aquatic/Fishing Industry Snapshot

Read our latest analysis of the current state of the fishing and aquatic industry.

August 02, 2022

Ag Economy
The Lobster Industry in 2022
In today's blog, Melissa Waterman, Maine Lobstermen's Association, gives a recap of the lobster industry in 2021, as well as an outlook for 2022. This paper, along with more highlighting other industry outlooks in the Northeast, can be found in Northeast Agriculture: 2022 Insights & Perspectives.

April 12, 2022

Ag Economy
Northeast Agriculture: 2022 Insights & Perspectives
This report provides an economic analysis and papers on agriculture, commercial fishing and the forest products industry.

March 01, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
USDA Accepting Applications for the Seafood Processors Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Marketing Service recently announced the publication of a Request for Applications for the Seafood Processor Pandemic Response and Safety Block Grant Program. Learn more about details and eligibility in today's blog.

September 30, 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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