Kendra Stewart is a tax associate in our Geneva, NY branch office. She is one of Farm Credit East’s (many) rock star teammates who is early in her career. Kendra joined our team after graduating from Clarkson University in 2015 and has covered a lot of ground in just two years. Jean Gallagher recently chatted with Kendra to learn more about her experience so far.
Farm transition planning is a topic that every ag business owner/operator will have to face. How many principal operators are addressing this transition in a timely, proactive manner? Unfortunately, too many put it off till “someday”. Jon Jaffe, Farm Credit East Business Consultant, discusses five hurdles of planning a transition for an ag business.
The United States economy looks robust at the midpoint of the first quarter. Chris Laughton reports on current GDP growth, unemployment, consumer spending, interest rates and commodity markets and their 2018 projections in this U.S. economy update.
State programs have protected over 436,000 acres from development in the seven states served by Farm Credit East. There are growing concerns, however, about limitations on farming practices and necessary investments on protected land.