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.
Farmer hands using smartphone

Knowledge Exchange Partner

Ag Economy

National Economy Snapshot

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

February 15, 2024

Latest From Today's Harvest Blog

Cooperative model graphic
Profitability
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

Featured Webinar

Woman standing in agriculture crop field holding and working on an open laptop
Business Tips and Tools
Agricultural Business Basics – Farm Financial Management

Join Farm Credit East and our Cosponsor, the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Society for a free webinar on Agricultural Business Basics – Farm Financial Management

February 1, 2024

All from Knowledge Exchange

Search articles
Filter by category
Filter by year
Tag: crop insurance 
Business Tips and Tools
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

Business Tips and Tools
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

Close up view of harvested yellow apples in large open top storage bins in apple orchard.
Business Tips and Tools
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

Business Tips and Tools
Dairy Risk Management Options for Northeast Producers

In today's blog, Jeremy Forrett, Crop Growers, provides 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.

July 20, 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. 

*Required

Error Please enter a valid email address

Success! Check your email for a copy of your download, or you can click here to see it.

2020 Northeast Economic Impact Report Cover