Good analysis starts with good data. The USDA’s Census of Agriculture is a valuable source of data to understand the make-up and operation of our nation’s agriculture, and so it’s important that it’s as accurate and comprehensive as possible. New farmers, or existing farmers who have not participated in a prior Census of Agriculture, can sign up to be counted through the end of June.
As the weather warms across the Northeast, producers are gearing up for another growing season, and financing will be a crucial piece of their plan. Farm Credit East can provide the unique lending options Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products businesses require. What does a lender look for?
The deadline to insure Northeast spring crops for the 2017 crop year is March 15, 2017. To protect investments in the 2017 crop, spring crop producers should contact their Crop Growers agent to sign up or to make changes to their coverage.
Margins for many greenhouse crops can be thin and growing the right plants to meet market demand in an efficient timely manner is key. Though energy may be the first area that comes to mind when many growers hear the word “efficiency,” streamlining a greenhouse operation can also mean investing in the right talent, equipment and management systems to maximize the return for each dollar invested.