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National Economy Snapshot

Read our latest analysis of the current state of the economy.

February 15, 2024

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Returning Customer Value through Patronage Dividends

For the past 28 years, Farm Credit East has returned a share of its earnings to customers in the form of patronage dividends – a benefit of cooperative ownership. In fact, since the patronage program was first adopted, customer-owners of Farm Credit East (and predecessor cooperatives) have received more than $1.4 billion in dividends from ownership of their cooperative. But what exactly is a patronage dividend? 

February 27, 2024

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2024 Apple Industry Outlook

Join Chris Gerlach, USApple’s Director of Industry Analytics as he unpacks data on holdings, movement, trade, and prices to see how markets are reacting to, what is by all accounts, a banner year.


March 14, 2024

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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 01, 2022

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Dairy Margin Coverage Might Not Pay Out This Year: Why it’s More Important than Ever to Consider It

Given the volatility in dairy markets, figuring out the best risk management strategy can be tricky. In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, learn more about risk mitigation with the Dairy Margin Coverage program and crop insurance options that might fit your dairy business.

February 09, 2022

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Dairy Risk Management: Many Options for Northeast Producers

Get an in-depth look at risk management options for Northeast dairy producers, including the Dairy Margin Coverage program, Dairy Revenue Protection, Livestock Gross Margin-Dairy and crop insurance.

June 02, 2021

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Federal Crop Insurance Programs: A Good Deal for Northeast Producers

In this Knowledge Exchange Partner article, learn about the different crop insurance coverage options made available by the Risk Management Agency that you can use to reduce risk on your farm.

April 06, 2021

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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