Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Surpasses $2 Million in Support of Farm, Fishing and Forest Products Programs

Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Surpasses $2 Million in Support of Farm, Fishing and Forest Products Programs   Enfield, Conn. — After the most recent round of grants, the Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program is pleased to announce that it has awarded more than $2 million through 746 grants to programs that promote northeast agriculture, support young and beginning farmer initiatives and fund agricultural youth programs.       The Farm Credit Northeast AgEnhancement Program began just over 20 years ago and is a joint effort of Farm Credit East, Yankee Farm Credit

Farm Credit East VP Elected President of the Farm Financial Standards Council

Farm Credit East VP Elected President of the Farm Financial Standards Council   CORTLAND, N.Y., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2017 — Janice Bitter, a vice president and branch manager of Farm Credit East’s Cortland, N.Y. office, was recently elected as the new president of the Farm Financial Standards Council. This national organization is dedicated to helping farmers by promoting uniform financial reporting and analysis in the ag industry. Jan previously served as secretary/treasurer and vice president.   “In today’s increasingly complex business environment, producers need access to accurate financial information to

Farm Credit East’s Generation Next Seeks Young Ag Leaders

Farm Credit East’s Generation Next Seeks Young Ag Leaders   Enfield, Conn. — A successful manager is required to master many aspects of the farm business. To help the next generation develop the necessary business and financial skills, Farm Credit East is hosting multiple GenerationNext seminars across the Northeast this fall into winter, and currently seeks interested young leaders to attend. Upcoming sessions will be held in Enfield, Conn., Presque Isle, Maine, Middleboro, Mass., Bedford, NH, Flemington, NJ, and three New York locations: Greenwich, Kingston and Java Center. Farm Credit

Farm Credit East Releases Mid-year Credit Outlook

Farm Credit East Releases Mid-year Credit Outlook ENFIELD, CONN., TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017 – Farm Credit East recently released its mid-year Agricultural Credit Conditions report indicating net-farm income in its seven-state region is showing some improvement over the prior year, although it is projected to remain far below 2014’s peak. While several industries, including cash field crops and dairy, continue to deal with low prices, some improvement has occurred. The nursery and greenhouse industries are bright spots in the outlook. Overall U.S. agriculture, as well as that of the Northeast,

Farm Credit East Awards 32 College Scholarships

Farm Credit East Awards 32 College Scholarships ENFIELD, CONN. – Farm Credit East, the Northeast’s largest agricultural lending cooperative, recently awarded $49,500 in college scholarships to 32 student recipients. Farm Credit East’s scholarship program supports students with diverse career aspirations in agriculture, commercial fishing and the forest products industries from across the association’s seven-state territory. “This year’s scholarship recipients aspire to make a difference in their communities and are well on their way to becoming agriculture’s future leaders and entrepreneurs,” said CEO Bill Lipinski. Matt Beaton, Farm Credit East Board

Deadline for Spring Crop Acreage Reporting

Deadline for Spring Crop Acreage Reporting CORTLAND, N.Y., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 2017 — Farm Credit East reminds growers to report their 2017 Northeast spring crop acreage by July 17, 2017. Farmers need to file their acreage with their crop insurance agent once spring crop planting is complete. The report includes all timely and late planted acreage, prevented planting and uninsurable acreage. Many Northeast producers have experienced a slow planting season due to the cool and wet conditions. The current situation raises concerns for replanting, possible prevented planting and potential yield

Farm Credit East Seeks Modern Agriculture Photos for a Chance to Win $100

Farm Credit East Seeks Modern Agriculture Photos for a Chance to Win $100 Enfield, Conn., Monday, June 5, 2017 – Have you captured a creative image on the farm, in the woods or at the dock that represents modern agriculture, commercial fishing or forest products? Share it with Farm Credit East by uploading your best photos to FarmCreditEast.com by July 31. Winning photographs will be featured in Farm Credit East’s 2018 calendar and also on its website. From all entries, 14 photos will be selected for a $100 prize each. Additional photos will