Wet weather conditions over the past several weeks have caused concern among many Northeast farmers. Crop progress and conditions have been well below last year’s numbers and the five-year average. Here are some tips to guide producers through spring planting.
It’s been a cold and wet start to the growing season, impacting vegetable growers across the Northeast. In general, reports from New England and New Jersey indicate that early crops like leafy greens have done well, but summer crops are behind schedule.
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.