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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Business Tips and Tools
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

Tax Talks
2022: The Last Year of 100% Bonus Depreciation
Most farmers are familiar with section 179 and bonus depreciation. Essentially, both of these tools allow additional deductions up-front on an asset. In today's Tax Talks, Senior Tax Consultant, Dario Arezzo examines the differences in the two tax planning strategies, and upcoming changes.

June 02, 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

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

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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