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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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This Thanksgiving and Every Day, We Appreciate You

Leading up to Thanksgiving, CEO Mike Reynolds reflects on and shares what he is thankful for and wishes everyone a happy and healthy holiday season.

November 22, 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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Setting Up Your Spring Crop Insurance Policy: Revenue Protection Vs. Yield Protection
As the March 15 deadline to finalize risk management plans for the year approaches, producers are faced with an important decision: revenue vs. yield protection. Daniele Ricci, Crop Growers LLP, gives an overview of the policies, and how to determine the right protection for your operation.

February 22, 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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Setting Up Your Spring Crop Insurance Policy: Personalizing Your Unit Structure

Whether you're renewing your crop insurance policy, or signing up for the first time, choosing a unit structure for your policy can be tricky. Daniele Ricci, Crop Growers LLP, lays out the basic unit structures and gives an overview of how to determine the right structure for your operation.

January 19, 2022

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Risk Management Agency Develops New Policy for Apple Producers

The Risk Management Agency's Apple Crop Insurance Policy has become a mainstay of risk management in the United States apple industry. Read more about the Apple Crop Insurance Policy and how coverage can be tailored to fit your business needs.

October 06, 2021

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

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