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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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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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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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Ag Economy
2023 Outlook for the Forest Products Industry

Forest Economic Advisors, LLC (FEA) examines the forest product markets over the coming year. Rising interest and mortgage rates will most likely cause economic activity to slow in 2023. This is expected to be short lived, however, with optimism on the horizon in 2024. Read the full report. 

February 28, 2023

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Possible Changes to New York’s Forest Tax Law Assessment

In today's Tax Talk, Farm Credit East's Dario Arezzo examines the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposal to amend regulations relating to the Forest Tax Law program. This program provides landowners a reduction in real property taxes on their enrolled forest lands if certain conditions are met.

July 26, 2022

Ag Economy
2022 Northeast Forest Products Review and Outlook
In today's blog, Eric Kingsley, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, gives a review on the northeast forest products industry in 2021, as well as an outlook for 2022. This paper, along with more highlighting other industry outlooks in the Northeast, can be found in Northeast Agriculture: 2022 Insights & Perspectives.

May 10, 2022

Ag Economy
2022 Northeast Forest Products Industry Outlook

Farm Credit East recently hosted a discussion of lumber markets, pulpwood and biomass, as well as the health of the forest industry supply chain going into 2022. Eric Kingsley, a forest industry consultant with Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, presented his data and perspective on the region’s forest products markets and potential impacts on the economy.

CEU Credits have been approved for: MA (1.0-Cat 1), SAF (1.0-Cat 1), CT (1.0). Other NE States applied for.

 

January 25, 2022

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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