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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USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program

Learn all about the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) risk management program in this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, including coverage options, limitations and the deadline to sign up.

November 2, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
The Levels of Dairy Risk Management

Dairy Risk Management can be an intimidating and complex process for many dairy operations; however, it is an important tool for protecting risk in dairy markets. Crop Growers agents Daniele Ricci and Megan Clancy explain the different levels available for your operation.

November 28, 2022

Featured Webinar

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Business Tips and Tools
Seasonal Business Labor and Immigration Webinar Series

Join Harris Beach PLLC and Farm Credit East for a series of four webinars focusing on getting the seasonal workers you need, legally.

One of the most pressing issues facing seasonal businesses continues to be labor – specifically how to secure reliable employees to fill seasonal and permanent needs. In this webinar series, presenters will navigate the complex maze of the H-2B non-agriculture and H-2A agricultural visa programs to provide an overview of visa requirements, procedures, compliance and employer obligations. Foreign labor options to fill permanent labor needs at farms and seasonal businesses will also be discussed.

Click here to view webinar dates and times.

November 30, 2022

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The Impact of the War in Ukraine on the U.S. Agricultural Economy
The invasion of Ukraine has obvious and significant effects on global geopolitics, as well as tremendous humanitarian impacts on the Ukrainian population. In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, learn more about the invasion's impact on the U.S. agricultural economy.

April 06, 2022

Ag Economy
2022 Grain and Oilseed Outlook
In today's blog, Zach Harding, The Andersons Inc., gives a recap on the grain and oilseed industry in 2021, as well as an outlook for 2022. This paper, along with more highlighting other industry outlooks in the Northeast, can be found in Northeast Agriculture: 2022 Insights & Perspectives.

April 05, 2022

Tax Talks
New York State Labor Credit Proposals
Labor costs remain a concern for agricultural producers in New York State. In today's Tax Talks, Senior Tax Consultant, Dario Arezzo outlines three tax credit proposals that may provide some relief from the high cost of labor. Two of them are existing credits that could be enhanced, while the other would be a new credit.

February 24, 2022

Ag Economy
2022 Grain Market Outlook

Farm Credit East and speaker Zach Harding from The Andersons, Inc., recently presented a grain and oilseed outlook webinar. Zach reviewed the 2021 corn and soybean markets and shared projections for 2022 markets. Discussion included the recent January WASDE report, biofuels production and demand, current South American production and Chinese demand.

February 09, 2022

The Ag Globe Trotter Weekly

Header and shoulder profile of Dr. Dave Kohl

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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