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National Economy Snapshot

Read our latest analysis of the current state of the economy.

February 15, 2024

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Crop Insurance
Another Wet One – How Crop Growers Can Help Northeast Tobacco Growers

In 2023, the Northeast experienced another wet tobacco growing season. Given the high cost of tobacco cultivation (over $1,000 per acre), risk management plans are crucial for producers. Connecticut insured more than 3,000 acres of this valuable crop. The purpose of crop insurance, like any other insurance, is not to bring profits but to make the producer whole again so they can continue to farm the following year.

February 13, 2024

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Agricultural Business Basics – Farm Financial Management

Join Farm Credit East and our Cosponsor, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society for a free webinar on Agricultural Business Basics – Farm Financial Management

February 1, 2024

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Farm Credit East Offices Closed February 19
Farm Credit East offices will be closed on Monday, February 19, in observance of Presidents' Day

February 14, 2024

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Farm Credit
2024 Director Election Petition Notification

Farm Credit East’s bylaws provide for the nomination of candidates by petition by Thursday, January 25, 2024.

January 05, 2024

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2023 Year-End Reminders

2023 year-end reminders from various Farm Credit East teams, including credit, tax and payroll, along with holiday office closures.

December 07, 2023

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Giving Thanks for Northeast Agricultural Producers

At Thanksgiving, we give thanks for many things. We are thankful for our families, loved ones and the food we sit down to share as we celebrate the holiday — along with the Northeast producers who will make our Thanksgiving meal possible.

November 21, 2023

Northeast Economic Engine

Download Farm Credit East’s Northeast Economic Engine report, which analyzes the economic impact of the Northeast agriculture, forest products and commercial fishing industries. This report was released in November 2020. 

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