In this month's issue we explore Amazon's intent to acquire Whole Foods Market and the strategic possibilities behind it. This issue also takes a look at how the wet spring is impacting Northeast growers in the field crop and fruit industries.
Trade disputes with Canada in the dairy and forest products industries have been at the forefront of the news lately. Each disputes are quite different, and rather complex. This month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner offers succinct explanations behind each of the trade controversies.
In this month’s Knowledge Exchange Partner, we look at the importance of benchmarking and tracking financial performance. First with a snapshot of the results of the Dairy Farm Summary, Farm Credit’s comprehensive financial analysis of the Northeast dairy industry, and then with an article about Farm Credit East’s Benchmark Solutions program, which customers can use to compare their financial results to industry peers.
Buying equipment from a private seller can yield some bargains. But it can also bring headaches if you’re not careful! This month's issue reviews some pitfalls associated with sales "by owner," and outlines a few best practices that could help to mitigate risks. This issue also includes a sneak peek at a few financial highlights in this year's Northeast Dairy Farm Summary.
In this month’s issue, Dr. Steve Reiners looks at vegetable growers’ concerns going into the 2017 growing season: Labor, expenses, FSMA and weather, are but a few. Additionally, Eric Kingsley discusses the challenges for Northeast low-grade wood markets – a critical part of the overall market for timber products.
The month's issue discusses current economic indicators and their effects on the green and grain and oilseed industries into 2017. The housing market is a continuing bright spot for the green industry - a prime influencer of derived demand for products and services. This KEP also reveals the single indicator grain and oilseed producers need to know to predict what prices will do.