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.
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May 01, 2023
Farm Credit East is proud to be the Northeast’s premier financial services provider, serving the needs of over 18,000 producers involved in farming, fishing, forestry and agribusinesses. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Farm Credit East’s financial services offerings.
March 28, 2023
It’s that time of the year when state governments across the Northeast are crafting up budgets for their respective states. As always, we keep an eye out for important items that may positively impact farmers. Two recent highlights are from New York and Massachusetts.
March 02, 2023
As for tax updates, year-end 2022 is as good as any of the last few years. Some years we’re left dealing with changes that occur in January that are retroactive. This year, there are some last-minute things that are mostly good news. Here are the highlights.
December 26, 2022