Many dairy producers are facing challenges in the current economic environment. The USDA Farm Service Agency has reopened the signup period for the Dairy Margin Protection Program, under changes to the program made by Congress in February. Farm Credit East and the Program on Dairy Markets and Policy recently hosted a webinar covering this signup reopening and “MPP 2.0.”
Since 2000, the U.S. apple industry has been in a state of continual change. Desmond O'Rourke, consultant of food marketing and international trade, discusses this changing industry environment in this outlook as well as future challenges and opportunities for the apple industry.
Payroll laws are constantly changing. Employee pay rates, tax deposit due dates and payroll tax return deadlines only scratch the surface of the heavy burden that payroll puts on employers. Janyce Conner, Farm Credit East Payroll Specialist, discusses how we can ease the burden of these ever-changing payroll intricacies.
Farm Credit East recently surveyed a range of Northeast producers to find out their expectations and concerns for the year ahead. The results of this survey provided a gauge of the current temperature of Northeast agriculture.