Ag Industry Trends & Outlooks

Discover insights, trends, ag market outlooks and other topical information as it relates to the Northeast's diverse agricultural industries. Brought to you by Knowledge Exchange from Farm Credit East.
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2023 Outlook for the Green Industry

In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, Dr. Charlie Hall of Texas A&M University gives a Green Industry update and economic outlook for 2023.

February 1, 2023

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USDA Emergency Relief Programs for Producers

Emergency Relief Program (ERP) phase one closed on December 16, 2022. Phase two opened on January 23rd and runs through June 2, 2023. The funds appropriated by Congress will be distributed through the Emergency Livestock Relief Program (ELRP) and the ERP. Regarding ELRP, the Farm Service Agency will release more information once they have finished its analysis on the 2021 drought and wildfire impacts on livestock producers.

January 31, 2023

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Dairy Outlook 2023 – Managing Your Risk: Markets, Margins and Revenue

Friday January 20, at 12:00 p.m. EST

What does 2023 look like for the dairy industry? Marin Bozic gives a recap of ’22, pricing outlook for ’23, and long-term trends in markets and policy.  Gregg McConnell will talk about using that information to personalize a risk management approach for your farm.

January 20, 2023

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The 2022 USDA Census of Agriculture – Be Counted!

Since 1840, The USDA Census of Agriculture has been the only complete count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. If you own or operate a farm that normally sells $1,000 or more of produce annually, this is your opportunity to make sure your operation is counted in this year's census.

June 21, 2022

Public Policy
Farm Credit Leaves its Mark on Capitol Hill

Last week, Farm Credit staff, directors, farmers, ranchers, foresters and fishermen from across the nation traveled to Washington, D.C., for the bi-annual Farm Credit Fly-In. The two-day event consisted of hundreds of legislative visits, both in-person and virtual, as well as a marketplace showcasing agricultural products from across the country.

November 09, 2021

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Public Policy
Washington's Approach to Climate Policy for Agriculture

Climate change is front and center on policymakers’ agendas both with the Biden Administration and the 117th Congress. As highlighted in our Stewards of the Land series, Northeast farm, forest products and fishing businesses are using a variety of new and existing strategies to reduce their carbon footprint and protect the environment.

September 14, 2021

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USDA Announces $350M in Additional Relief for Dairy Farms

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service recently announced it would provide more than $350 million in pandemic assistance to dairy farmers through the Pandemic Market Volatility Assistance Program. Read on for more details about payment distribution.

August 24, 2021

The Ag Globe Trotter Weekly

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Dr. Kohl is Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Finance and Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. In addition to his weekly and quarterly articles on the ag economy, Dr. Kohl has traveled more than eight million miles throughout his professional career and has conducted over 6,000 workshops and seminars for various agricultural groups.

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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