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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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 6, 2024

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7 Strategies for Smart Liquidity Management

Simply defined, liquidity is having cash or assets on hand to pay bills and expenses. Liquidity is particularly important in agriculture given the unique risks – from fluctuating commodity prices and weather volatility to regulatory constraints — along with the financial characteristics of agricultural businesses, including seasonality, family living needs and capital investment considerations. 

May 21, 2024

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2024 Beneficial Ownership Information Webinar

In this webinar Farm Credit East experts will discuss the requirements of Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting including what entities are required to report, what entities are exempt, and how to determine who the beneficial owners are. We’ll cover the timelines for reporting, what information is needed to complete the filing, and when updates will be required to the initial filing. 

June 10, 2024

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Ag Economy
Dairy Industry Snapshot

Read our latest analysis of the current state of the dairy industry.

May 06, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Stay Up To Date With The Dairy Markets Insights Newsletter

 The dairy industry is ever changing, and there is constantly news being thrown at us in all different directions. Our weekly dairy market insights newsletter is curated by the Crops Growers dairy and livestock team to keep you up to date on markets and current events impacting your dairy operation.

April 18, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Two Powerful Safety Nets for Dairy Producers – Are You Covered?

As dairy producers know all too well, the dairy industry is prone to significant volatility and risk. Fluctuations in milk prices, feed costs and other factors can wreak havoc on profit margins. Fortunately, there are two important risk management tools available to dairy operations, Dairy Margin Coverage and Dairy Revenue Protection.

April 02, 2024

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2024 Dairy Market Situation and Outlook

In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, Dr. Christoher A. Wolf of Cornell University reviews 2023 milk production and looks ahead to with a 2024 milk price outlook as well as a policy update on the recently concluded Federal Milk Marketing Order Hearing. 

February 07, 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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