Ag Industry Trends & Outlooks

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Boosting Dairy Farm Resilience: How the DRP Program Helps Manage Revenue Risks

The dairy industry is inherently unpredictable, with market fluctuations, weather conditions, and production variables all contributing to an unstable income landscape for dairy farmers. Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) is a valuable tool to mitigate these risks and provide a more stable financial footing.

June 4, 2024

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Boosting Dairy Farm Resilience with Dairy Revenue Protection

Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP) is a valuable tool to help dairy farmers mitigate the risks of the dairy industry, including market fluctuations, weather conditions, and production variables. By offering robust, flexible and affordable program options, DRP helps to stabilize incomes and support the sustainability of dairy operations.

June 11, 2024

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2024 Beneficial Ownership Information Webinar

In this webinar Farm Credit East experts will discuss the requirements of Beneficial Ownership Information Reporting including what entities are required to report, what entities are exempt, and how to determine who the beneficial owners are. We’ll cover the timelines for reporting, what information is needed to complete the filing, and when updates will be required to the initial filing. 

June 10, 2024

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Farm Credit East Production Cost Index Plateaus at New High

After a rapid rise in 2021 and 2022, the Farm Credit East Production Cost Index has plateaued after relatively modest increases over the previous decade.  This index tracks farm production costs on a relative basis, weighted towards costs that affect Northeast producers most. Major components of the index include labor, energy, family living expenses, crop inputs, as well as costs like animal feed and other dairy-related expenses, given that sector’s prominence in our region.

May 06, 2024

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2024 Grain and Oilseed Outlook

Dr. Bob Maltsbarger, Senior Research Economist with the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute, gives his insights on the state of the cash grain and oilseed industries for 2024, including U.S. production, supply and demand trends, competition from other countries, weather-related market fluctuations, and other industry related conditions in this year's industry outlook report.

March 26, 2024

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2024 Outlook for the Forest Products Industry

In this month's Knowledge Exchange Partner, Forest Economic Advisors, LLC (FEA) examines the forest product markets over the coming year including the state of recession predictions, overall economic growth, and construction and manufacturing markets in this year's 2024 Outlook for the Forest Products Industry report.

March 06, 2024

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2024 Dairy Market Situation and Outlook

In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, Dr. Christoher A. Wolf of Cornell University reviews 2023 milk production and looks ahead to with a 2024 milk price outlook as well as a policy update on the recently concluded Federal Milk Marketing Order Hearing. 

February 07, 2024

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