Farm Credit East business consultants give their top tips for managing your ag retail businesses in this inflationary environment in today's blog, Finding Opportunities in your Ag Retail Businesses amidst Inflation.
In today's blog, Melissa Waterman, Maine Lobstermen's Association, gives a recap of the lobster industry in 2021, as well as an outlook for 2022. This paper, along with more highlighting other industry outlooks in the Northeast, can be found in Northeast Agriculture: 2022 Insights & Perspectives.
Many producers utilize off-farm jobs to generate additional income and procure benefits such as health insurance and retirement funding. This raises the question, particularly for smaller farms, of how to balance off-farm employment while maintaining a successful operation at home. When deciding whether you can (or should) manage an off-farm job, here’s some things to consider.
A number of companies are emerging in the area of big data, offering various services such as data, the ability to buy inputs online, expanded crop marketing options and other information. But this comes at a time of great discussion and controversy regarding data; how it will be collected, privacy concerns, who owns the data and how it will be used?