Knowledge Exchange

Upcoming Webinar

  • There are no upcoming webinars scheduled, but we’re always looking for new topics to cover! Have a suggestion? Then let us know!

Past Webinars

  • The New Overtime Rules and Other Federal Labor Topics

    View the farm labor webinar recording, held June 23, covering the new Department of Labor overtime rule, which makes changes to rules regarding salaried workers exemption from overtime and special considerations for ag employers. The webinar also provided a status update on the H-2A program.

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  • The 2015 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary and Discussion of the Current Dairy Situation

    Northeast dairy farmers are facing challenging times. In this webinar, Chris Laughton, Farm Credit East’s Director of Knowledge Exchange, presented the results of the 2015 Northeast Dairy Farm Summary. A panel discussion about the current economic situation facing Northeast dairy producers and some strategies for working through it followed in the second half of the webinar.

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  • Economic and Ag Markets Outlook

    The new year marks turmoil in Chinese markets amid a slowing economy, which has carried over to put downward pressure on US and other global markets. Meanwhile agricultural commodities, virtually across the board, are caught in an extended down cycle. What will 2016 bring? Dr. Michael Goodman, Executive Director of the Public Policy Center and Associate Professor of Public Policy at UMass Dartmouth, delivered an outlook for the general economy in the US and beyond. Dr. Terry Barr, a nationally recognized economist and Senior Director for the Knowledge Exchange Division of CoBank, discussed the agricultural economic outlook for 2016.

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  • 2016 Dairy Outlook Webinar

    Class III and IV milk prices have started to converge and the U.S. All Milk Price has begun to rise. Is this the start of better times to come, or is this a “dead cat bounce?" Mark Stephenson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will look at milk supply, demand and export factors and offer a forecast of the year ahead. Following, Karl Czymmek, Cornell University, and Leah Ziemba, from the Law Firm of Michael Best & Freidrich LLP, will cover new developments in environmental compliance, including the implications of recent court cases in Yakima Valley, Washington, and what they may mean for Northeast dairy producers.

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