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.
As summer kicks into full swing, more farm fresh products are coming into season across the Northeast, and with that, roadside farm stands, farmers’ markets, wineries and other retail location are gearing up to provide fresh, local, affordable farm products to consumers.
New York’s wine industry has been growing drastically over the last few decades. A 2012 study completed for the New York Wine and Grape Foundation estimated that New York grapes, grape juice, wine and other grape products provide 4.8 billion in economic impact and nearly 25,000 jobs. Are you in the wine industry? We'd love to chat with you on how we might be able to work together to benefit your business.
The vegetable industry is perhaps the most diverse industry that Farm Credit East finances, with producers varying in size and business tenure, along with the wide range of crops grown. There is also quite an array of markets – from wholesale to processors and grocery stores, to farm stands, farm markets and other forms of direct-to-consumer. So what's the outlook for this diverse industry in 2017?