The economy seems to be picking up steam, and this has benefited consumer-oriented industries, housing markets and, of course, greenhouse and nursery growers. Texas A&M’s Dr. Charlie Hall presented his take on the current situation and what we have to look forward to.
One of the most pressing issues facing the ag community is labor. How do we secure reliable farm labor to fill seasonal needs? L.J. D’Arrigo, Partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, presented a webinar February 22 that helped attendees navigate through the complex maze of the H-2A agricultural visa program.
Farm Transition Planning is a topic that every ag business farm owner/operator will have to face as they wind down their career. It is also an easy topic to put off to “someday”. Farm Credit East Business Consultant Jon Jaffe discussed the “five hurdles” you need to overcome to successfully transition your ag business in this webinar recording.
Weather and market volatility has a significant impact on profitability and the ability to meet business goals. This is one of the reasons crop insurance in the northeast has become an essential part of production agriculture.