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Record U.S. Agricultural Trade Deficit Forecasted to Keep Growing

The United States is the world’s largest agricultural exporter and has been for decades. However, as a wealthy country with a population of more than 340 million people with appetites for a broad range of agricultural products - we are also one of the world’s top agricultural importers. American Farm Bureau Economist, Betty Resnick examines historical trade data, and insight on forecasted trends.

July 3, 2024

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Financial Management
Vermont Child Care Credit – What You Need to Know

Beginning July 1, 2024, Vermont employers and self-employed individuals will begin making contributions composed of a 0.44% payroll tax on wages and a 0.11% self-employment income tax to the Vermont Department of Taxes for deposit into the Child Care Contribution (CCC) Special Fund.

July 18, 2024

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2024 Virtual Customer Appreciation Meeting

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2024 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EST

Join us for the 2024 Virtual Customer Appreciation Meeting. This 45-minute program will provide cooperative updates from CEO Mike Reynolds and Board Chair John Knopf.

November 12, 2024

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Reporting Your Spring Crop Planted Acres

As you wrap up your spring crop planting season, attention to detail is key when reporting your planted acres. Whether you are reporting to the Farm Service Agency (FSA) or to your Crop Growers crop insurance agent, make sure your report is accurate. Read more for key due dates and best practices.

June 28, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
Will That Purchase Pay For Itself?

Originally published in Hoard's Dairyman, this article by Roger Murray, Farm Credit East Chief Marketplace Officer, examines how to prioritize capital investments using a variety of strategies, including partial budgeting, 

June 07, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
Teen Employment: What Farm Owners Need to Know
Employees under 18 years of age can make great employees. However, there are certain rules that apply when employing anyone under the age of 18. This webinar covered the rules that apply in New York, New Jersey and New England. View the recording for a comprehensive presentation from employment lawyer, Michael Harrington, of FordHarrison.

May 25, 2022

Business Tips and Tools
Wet Planting Season? Consider Prevented Planting
If 2022 is a wet planting season, Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) policies have a prevented planting provision that might come in handy. Read on for more information, and as always, keep in touch with your local Crop Growers agent to see if prevented planting is something you should consider.

May 03, 2022

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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