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

Latest From Today's Harvest Blog

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Crop Insurance
Another Wet One – How Crop Growers Can Help Northeast Tobacco Growers

In 2023, the Northeast experienced another wet tobacco growing season. Given the high cost of tobacco cultivation (over $1,000 per acre), risk management plans are crucial for producers. Connecticut insured more than 3,000 acres of this valuable crop. The purpose of crop insurance, like any other insurance, is not to bring profits but to make the producer whole again so they can continue to farm the following year.

February 13, 2024

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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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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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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.

August 08, 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