Ag Industry Trends & Outlooks

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Tax Strategies for 2022

In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, Farm Credit East Tax Consultant, Edward Maxwell, explains the importance of understanding your operation’s tax liability and how to tax plan for cash basis reporting.

September 8, 2022

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Business Tips and Tools
Crop Insurance: When and How to File a Claim

Crop insurance is one of the most important tools you can have in your proverbial “toolbox.” There are many types of policies that can be tailored to your operation and what you’re growing. Crop insurance can provide coverage on a variety of naturally occurring peril. And when one of these perils occurs, you need to know how and when to file a claim.

September 27, 2022

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New York Tax Incentives for Farm Employers: Overtime, Investment and Employee Retention

Farm Credit East, NYS Department of Agriculture & Markets, NYS Department of Taxation & Finance and Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development outlined significant tax credits that are applicable to many farmers in New York state. View the recording to find out what's new, what these tax credits cover and how to apply.

June 21, 2022

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Innovation and Emerging Markets
Stewards of the Land: Sustainable forest management

In this week’s Stewards of the Land series, we head to Lincoln, Maine, to meet Treeline, Inc., one of the first companies to earn the Northeast Master Loggers Certification.

August 31, 2021

Ag Economy
Lessons from the Pandemic: Northeast Fiber System's Resilience

In our final installment of the Lessons from the Pandemic series, we shift from the impact on the food system to the impact on the Northeast’s fiber system. The timber industry reacted quickly to the pandemic, promptly curtailing production, but soon found demand for many wood products would actually increase.

June 08, 2021

Ag Economy
2021 Lumber Market Outlook

North American lumber markets soared to record levels in 2020, driven higher by strong end-use market consumption and supply side constraints. Will we see another record year in 2021? Paul Jannke of Forest Economic Advisors discussed demand side drivers for lumber markets, whether or not supply will respond to the high prices and what he expects for lumber markets in 2021-22.

March 16, 2021

Ag Economy
2021 Timber and Forest Products Industry Snapshot

The timber and forest products industries did not fare too badly during the COVID-19 pandemic, however production pivoted drastically in many areas due to shutdowns and restrictions. Read on for a more in-depth look of the current market.

March 16, 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.