In 2023, the Northeast experienced another wet tobacco growing season. Given the high cost of tobacco cultivation (over $1,000 per acre), risk management plans are crucial for producers. Connecticut insured more than 3,000 acres of this valuable crop. The purpose of crop insurance, like any other insurance, is not to bring profits but to make the producer whole again so they can continue to farm the following year.
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LGM is a livestock product that protects producers from declining product prices and increasing feed costs. There are separate programs for dairy, beef cattle and swine, but the program works relatively the same for each.
April 10, 2023
Country Living Loans from Farm Credit East is able to finance several types of non-conforming real estate that traditional financial institutions can’t, including new construction, vacant land and farms. But what about manufactured homes? To answer this, Mortgage Specialist, Kali Kraeger goes over Country Living Loans financing capabilities.
April 03, 2023
Farm Credit East is proud to be the Northeast’s premier financial services provider, serving the needs of over 18,000 producers involved in farming, fishing, forestry and agribusinesses. 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of Farm Credit East’s financial services offerings.
March 28, 2023
Our recently published, 2023 Northeast Wine Grape Outlook, written by Hans Walter-Peterson, Senior Viticulture Extension Specialist Cornell Cooperative Extension, reviews recent years of grape production, and a forecast of what is to come for 2023.
March 28, 2023