Workshops and Programming

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Farm Credit East

Spring 2020 Webinar Series
Information, Registration, and Recordings of All Webinars are Available at:


USDA COVID-19 Relief Programs and Impacts to the US Food System

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

12 noon to 1pm EDT

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The COVID-19 outbreak has caused significant disruptions to U.S. agriculture, including shutdowns at a number of meatpacking plants, as well as major declines in foodservice markets. In response, the USDA has developed a number of relief programs to assist producers who have been impacted by the loss of markets and the general economic downturn.

Please join Farm Credit East and American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist, John Newton, as he discusses these issues facing U.S agriculture.

  • Co-sponsored by: Connecticut Farm Bureau, Maine Farm Bureau, Massachusetts Farm Bureau, New Hampshire Farm Bureau, New Jersey Farm Bureau, New York Farm Bureau, and Rhode Island Farm Bureau


Feed, Grain and Dairy Markets Around the World and Here in the Northeast
Thursday June 11, 2020
12 noon to 1pm EDT

Join Farm Credit East for a webinar on Thursday, June 11 at 12 noon for an outlook for feed, grain and dairy markets. Featuring Ken Zuckerberg of CoBank, this presentation will give attendees insight into what’s happening with feed and grain markets both locally and around the world. Dr. Chris Wolf, professor of applied economics and management at Cornell University, will cover dairy markets and what the rest of the year has in store.


Northeast Forest Products Industry Outlook
Tuesday June 16, 2020
12 noon to 1pm EDT

Eric Kingsley, a forest industry consultant with Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, will present his data and perspective on the region’s forest products markets and potential impacts of the slowing economy. Join Farm Credit East on Tuesday, June 16 at 12 noon for a discussion of lumber markets, pulpwood and biomass, as well as the health of the forest industry supply chain.


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Beef and Beyond: A Look at Local and National Animal Protein Markets
Thursday June 18, 2020
12 noon to 1pm EDT

Join Farm Credit East for a webinar on Thursday, June 18, for a livestock and meat markets outlook featuring Will Sawyer of CoBank, who will give a national perspective on animal protein markets. Dr. Michael Baker, Senior Extension Associate at Cornell University, will talk about Northeast markets and what the rest of the year has in store.


Fruits and Vegetables: An Early Season Check-in

Thursday June 25, 2020

12 noon to 1pm EDT

Join Farm Credit East Thursday, June 25 at 12 noon for an outlook on the Northeast fruit and vegetable season. This webinar will cover the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Northeast growers, market disruptions, and how production and marketing has shifted to reflect the current environment. Managing workers and their health will also be covered.

Panelists include Dr. Bradley Rickard, professor of applied economics and management, Cornell University; Dr. Miguel Gomez, associate professor of applied economics, Cornell University; Dr. Richard Stup, agricultural workforce specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension; and Elizabeth Higgins, business management specialist, Cornell Cooperative Extension.