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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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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June 25, 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

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Christmas Trees Bring Joy to Consumers, but Complicated Economics to the Region’s Growers; USMCA Trade Panel Rejects U.S. Complaint About Access to Canada’s Dairy Market

This month's Knowledge Exchange Partner covers two industry updates. The first, a seasonal update on the economics of this year's Christmas Tree industry, and the second, a look at the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement treaty and Canada's dairy market. Compiled by Farm Credit East's Director of Knowledge Exchange, Chris Laughton.

December 08, 2023

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Farm Credit East Knowledge Exchange Industry Snapshots

This month's Knowledge Exchange Partner highlights a series of Industry Snapshots compiled by Farm Credit East's Director of Knowledge Exchange, Chris Laughton. In addition to a summary of the national economy, northeast farm economy sectors such as dairy, cash field crops, and fruit are also included.

October 31, 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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