Ag Industry Trends & Outlooks

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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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Returning Customer Value through Patronage Dividends

For the past 28 years, Farm Credit East has returned a share of its earnings to customers in the form of patronage dividends – a benefit of cooperative ownership. In fact, since the patronage program was first adopted, customer-owners of Farm Credit East (and predecessor cooperatives) have received more than $1.4 billion in dividends from ownership of their cooperative. But what exactly is a patronage dividend? 

February 27, 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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Ag Economy
2024 Dairy Outlook Webinar Recap

Last year saw a marked decline in milk prices from 2022. Feed and fuel costs declined to a lesser extent, but many other expenses increased, reducing margins for dairy producers. Farm Credit East and Crop Growers crop insurance recently hosted a webinar to provide a 2024 outlook for the Northeast dairy industry. 

February 06, 2024

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Ag Economy
2024 Dairy Outlook Webinar

Join Farm Credit East, Dr. Christopher Wolf of Cornell University and Dr. Marin Bozic of the University of Minnesota for a recap of 2023, and an outlook for what 2024 may bring us in global dairy markets. 

January 24, 2024

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Ag Economy
On the Market for Equipment? Keep in mind these major themes in the farm machinery market

Between rate increases, tightening inventories, market volatility and the rising cost of inputs, the agricultural equipment and financing landscape is entering a distinctly different environment following years of unprecedented demand and high farm profitability. As we head into year-end, here are the major themes and factors impacting machinery purchases, financing activity and overall buyer sentiment.

November 14, 2023

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Ag Economy
2022 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary and 2023 Mid-Year Outlook

2022 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary and 2023 Mid-Year Outlook, indicating that 2022 was a remarkable year for the Northeast dairy industry. This year’s report also includes dairy market outlooks from four prominent dairy economists.

June 27, 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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