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

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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.

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November 30, 2022

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Ag Economy
Feed, Grain and Dairy Markets Around the World and Here in the Northeast

Farm Credit East's webinar on June 11, 2020, presented an outlook for feed, grain and dairy markets. Ken Zuckerberg, lead analyst and senior economist at CoBank, presented insight into what’s happening with feed and grain markets both locally and around the world. Dr. Chris Wolf, professor of applied economics and management at Cornell University, covered dairy markets and what the rest of 2020 has in store.

June 11, 2020

Ag Economy
USDA COVID-19 Relief Programs and Impacts to the US Food System

Significant disruptions to U.S. agriculture, including shutdowns at a number of meatpacking plants and major declines in food service markets have been caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the USDA developed a number of relief programs to assist producers who have been impacted by the loss of markets and the general economic downturn. American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist, John Newton, discussed these issues in a webinar on June 4, 2020.

June 04, 2020

Ag Economy
COVID-19 Impact and Economic Outlook for the Northeast

Dr. Ed Seifried, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Business at Lafayette College in Easton, PA, gave his take on what’s happening with the economy and what might be in store as the Northeast moves toward a gradual reopening.

May 27, 2020

Ag Economy
Dairy Risk Management Concepts for the Current Environment

Dairy farmers and industry professionals were invited to hear Dr. Marin Bozic and Farm Credit East Business Consultant Gregg McConnell cover dairy markets, how to evaluate your farm's risk profile and the suitability of risk management tools for different situations. This free webinar was held April 30, 2020.

April 30, 2020

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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