We have witnessed tremendous resilience among Northeast producers these past few months, and as summer kicks into full swing, it’s important to to thank and support local farmers, commercial fishermen and forest products producers.
On April 17, the USDA unveiled details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for agriculture, which includes $16 billion in direct support to agricultural producers and $3 billion to purchase and distribute agriculture products to Americans in need. Read a summary of these two main components.
For many agricultural producers, COVID-19 has meant continuing business operations with added restrictions. Kim Brayman of Fesko Dairy, LLC, in Skaneatles, N.Y., understands the struggles that producers are going through, both personally and professionally, and offers a few tips for staying connected during these challenging times.
Agriculture is a critical aspect of our daily lives and its importance must remain relevant for our future success. During National FFA week, Farm Credit East recognizes the importance of FFA and supporting ag education.