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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Ag Economy
Make Agriculture Count! The 2022 USDA Census of Agriculture

The ag census is the most reliable source of information on U.S. agriculture and provides extremely valuable information. If you receive a form, we encourage you to fill it out to make sure agriculture is counted! Following are a few frequently asked questions we’ve received from our customers.


January 26, 2023

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5 Tips to Keep your Data Secure

We use technology in many ways — from desktop computers and laptops to tablets, smartphones or smartwatches. And unfortunately, all of these devices pose security risks.  It’s important to understand these risks and the steps you can take to reduce your risk of a data privacy breach. To spread awareness about online privacy during Data Privacy Week, we put together the following five tips to ensure your private, personal information remains secure.

January 24, 2023

Business Tips and Tools
2023 Crop Insurance Strategies and Outlook

As we begin a new year, producers need forecasts and strategies in order to solidify their 2023 risk management strategies. Crop Growers LLP, in conjunction with Watts & Associates Economic Consultants, are hosting a webinar providing a market outlook, March 15 Farm Bill decisions and ERP payments.

January 18, 2023

Business Tips and Tools
Is Country Living for You?

Living in rural America provides an abundance of fresh air and sunshine (at least during the summer months here in central New York), but what else should you consider when moving to a rural area? 

January 17, 2023

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

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