Ag Industry Trends & Outlooks

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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
Loan Application Essentials: What you need to apply

Are you in need of financing for your farm, fishing or forestry business but not sure how to get started? Don’t let the process be a barrier to getting the funding you need! Keep reading for a list of essential information you’ll need to submit an application.

December 6, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
2023 Crop Insurance Strategies and Outlook

As we begin a new year, producers need forecasts and strategies in order to solidify their 2023 risk management strategies. Crop Growers LLP, in conjunction with Watts & Associates Economic Consultants, are hosting a webinar providing a market outlook, March 15 Farm Bill decisions and ERP payments.

January 18, 2023

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Ag Economy
2022 Grain Market Outlook

Farm Credit East and speaker Zach Harding from The Andersons, Inc., recently presented a grain and oilseed outlook webinar. Zach reviewed the 2021 corn and soybean markets and shared projections for 2022 markets. Discussion included the recent January WASDE report, biofuels production and demand, current South American production and Chinese demand.

February 09, 2022

Ag Economy
2020 Dairy Farm Summary & 2021 Mid-Year Dairy Outlook

Farm Credit East’s Northeast Dairy Farm Summary is the most comprehensive economic analysis of the region’s dairy industry. The 2020 edition marks the 41st year of the report, which looks at the financial results of 204 Northeast dairy farms. Chris Laughton, editor of the report, reviewed and discussed the year that was for dairy. Jeremy Forrett, manager of Crop Growers LLP, discussed risk management options for current market conditions, and finally, Catherine de Ronde, of Agri-Mark delivered a price and market outlook for the second half of 2021.

June 23, 2021

Ag Economy
Northeast Agriculture: 2020 Insights & Perspectives

This report provides an economic analysis and papers on agriculture, commercial fishing and the forest products industry.

February 24, 2020

Business Tips and Tools
Balancing Off-Farm Employment When Starting an Operation

Many producers utilize off-farm jobs to generate additional income and procure benefits such as health insurance and retirement funding. This raises the question, particularly for smaller farms, of how to balance off-farm employment while maintaining a successful operation at home. When deciding whether you can (or should) manage an off-farm job, here’s some things to consider.

February 04, 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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