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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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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Understanding Producer Price Differential on your Milk Check

The dairy industry has been impacted by many factors during COVID-19, but perhaps the largest is the uncertainty in milk price. Gregg McConnell explains some basics about milk price, Producer Price Differential and producer premiums.

July 10, 2020

Business Tips and Tools
Tips to prepare for your farm purchase loan request

Making a large purchase in life can be both exciting and a bit nerve-racking. Buying a farm is no different. In many ways, applying for a farm loan is quite similar to that of a home loan, but there are still some important differences you should be aware of when preparing for your purchase.

June 11, 2020

Business Tips and Tools
Resilient Ag Retail Businesses Adapt to Restrictions

Ag businesses’s commitment to providing local communities with access to fresh food during the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t faltered. Learn how some ag retail business are adapting to the current environment to service their customers and communities.

June 02, 2020

Public Policy
Employee Retention Credit: Updated Guidance and Tax Implications

The Employee Retention Credit was created with the passing of the CARES Act. This refundable credit is for operations that have been fully or partially interrupted due to governmental orders regarding COVID-19. Learn more about the guidance and tax implications that come with the credit. 

May 07, 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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