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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National Economy Snapshot

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

February 15, 2024

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Profitability
Returning Customer Value through Patronage Dividends

For the past 28 years, Farm Credit East has returned a share of its earnings to customers in the form of patronage dividends – a benefit of cooperative ownership. In fact, since the patronage program was first adopted, customer-owners of Farm Credit East (and predecessor cooperatives) have received more than $1.4 billion in dividends from ownership of their cooperative. But what exactly is a patronage dividend? 

February 27, 2024

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Business Tips and Tools
Agricultural Business Basics – Farm Financial Management

Join Farm Credit East and our Cosponsor, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society for a free webinar on Agricultural Business Basics – Farm Financial Management

February 1, 2024

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Ag Economy
Fruit Industry Snapshot

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

February 15, 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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Crop Insurance
Reminder: Perennial Fruit Crop Sales Closing

The deadline to insure Northeast perennial crops for the 2024 crop year is November 20, 2023. Insurable perennial crops include apples, peaches, grapes, cranberries, blueberries, pears and cherries. Coverage availability varies by county, so please review the information available at CropGrowers.com, or contact a Crop Growers agent.

October 17, 2023

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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2020 Northeast Economic Impact Report Cover