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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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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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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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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

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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

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Key Insights for Dairy Producers to Consider for 2021 Planning

Dr. Marin Bozic of the University of Minnesota recently presented a webinar that analyzed 2020's impact on dairy markets, looked at current and future dairy markets and discussed risk management strategies for the coming year. 

December 08, 2020

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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