Ag Industry Trends & Outlooks

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Record U.S. Agricultural Trade Deficit Forecasted to Keep Growing

The United States is the world’s largest agricultural exporter and has been for decades. However, as a wealthy country with a population of more than 340 million people with appetites for a broad range of agricultural products - we are also one of the world’s top agricultural importers. American Farm Bureau Economist, Betty Resnick examines historical trade data, and insight on forecasted trends.

July 3, 2024

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Financial Management
Vermont Child Care Credit – What You Need to Know

Beginning July 1, 2024, Vermont employers and self-employed individuals will begin making contributions composed of a 0.44% payroll tax on wages and a 0.11% self-employment income tax to the Vermont Department of Taxes for deposit into the Child Care Contribution (CCC) Special Fund.

July 18, 2024

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2024 Virtual Customer Appreciation Meeting

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST

Join us for the 2024 Virtual Customer Appreciation Meeting. This 45-minute program will provide cooperative updates from CEO Mike Reynolds and Board Chair John Knopf.

November 12, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Informational Webinar for Grape Producers Impacted by the April Freeze
Grape producers impacted by the late April freeze are invited to join Farm Credit East and Crop Growers, Farm Credit East’s insurance provider, for a free, informational webinar on Tuesday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m. ET, that will discuss the challenges following the freeze event and provide insights to navigate the insurance claim process.

June 18, 2024

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Ag Economy
Fruit Industry Snapshot

Read our latest analysis of the current state of the fruit and wine industry.

May 06, 2024

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Ag Economy
5 Takeaways from the 2024 Apple Outlook

According to the USAppleTracker monthly storage report, November holdings were 191 million bushels – an all-time high, eclipsing the mark set during the 2014/15 season. What does this mean for the 2024 season? Farm Credit East recently hosted a webinar with Chris Gerlach, USApple’s Director of Industry Analytics, to find out.

April 04, 2024

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Ag Economy
2024 Northeast Apple Industry Outlook

On March 14, 2024, Chris Gerlach, USApple’s Director of Industry Analytics reviewed data on holdings, movement, trade, and prices to see how markets are reacting to, what is by all accounts, a banner year.


March 14, 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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