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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Business Tips and Tools
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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Business Tips and Tools
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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Crop Insurance
Crops Growers Hosts Webinar: How Fruit Crop Insurance Responds After a Loss

Fruit Crop Insurance Program – How Crop Insurance Responds After a Loss will be hosted on Thursday, July 6, at 12:00 p.m. EST. During this webinar, Crop Growers crop insurance specialists will discuss how crop insurance policies respond to losses and what steps farmers need to take in the event of a loss.

June 30, 2023

Ag Economy
Economic Impact of the Cranberry Industry to Massachusetts

The following profile illustrates the cranberry industry’s total economic impact in Massachusetts. It is based on data from a 2023 economic analysis conducted by Farm Credit East. 

June 06, 2023

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Crop Insurance
Crop-Hail Coverage: Providing Peace of Mind in the Middle of the Storm

Hail can be a true catastrophe for agricultural businesses. The damage caused by hailstones can destroy a portion of a crop and result in significant financial losses for farmers. Crop-hail insurance is an essential tool for managing this risk.

May 09, 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, timber and forest products, cash field crops, livestock, fruit, vegetables, greenhouse and fishing are included.

May 03, 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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