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.
Over the past several decades, Northeast agriculture has continued to evolve and adapt, and will continue to do so well into the future. In this blog post, we look at what some of those changes to the Northeast’s overall agricultural landscape have been over the past 30 years.
Programs and policies that support agriculture have evolved considerably over the past four decades. Learn more about the importance of fundamental issues, such as public sector costs and regulations, applied research, and community relations, to support Northeast agriculture and enable it to be competitive in a global marketplace.
Exports have an important role in the economics for agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products, including here in the Northeast. Without access to international markets, all U.S. producers would have to market all of their products domestically, which could create increased supplies and lower prices.