Producers in many areas of the Northeast who are growing a variety of nutrient-dense vegetables for the fresh market are well positioned to take advantage of market trends. The policies impacting vegetable production, U.S. vegetable consumption patterns and what producers can expect this year is discussed in this outlook written by Bradley Rickard, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.
Apple marketers, and their grower and packer suppliers, are entering a new world where their ability to add value for their retail customers will determine which companies survive, and which disappear. Desmond O’Rourke, President of Belrose, Inc., provides insight on the changing external environment, food retail and industry structure of the apple industry.
If you are a sales tax enthusiast, you may be tired of hearing people say the name Wayfair! If you are not such an enthusiast, this is probably the first time you have heard the name. Michele Murray, Farm Credit East Financial Services Leader, explains the general rules of this post-Wayfair environment in our Northeast states.
Those of us in the U.S. are often unaware of just how much the American dairy industry varies from much of the rest of the world. This is one of the reasons Farm Credit East has been a part of the International Farm Comparison Network for the past 10 years; to support their mission to better understand and forecast the dairy economy.