ENFIELD, Conn. — As the country begins to reopen, Farm Credit East will be hosting an economic outlook webinar series to help Northeast producers plan their businesses for the remainder of the year. The first session, “COVID-19 Impact and Economic Outlook for the Northeast,” will be hosted on Wednesday, May 27, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. EDT. This webinar is free to attend and will be followed by subsequent webinars that will provide a deeper dive into the economic outlooks for specific sectors of Northeast agriculture.
The COVID-19 pandemic and associated shutdowns have significantly impacted the U.S. economy and introduced a great deal of uncertainty. During the webinar on May 27, Dr. Ed Seifried, professor emeritus of economics and business at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., will give his take on the current state of the economy and what might be in store as the Northeast moves toward a gradual reopening. Visitto register.
“USDA COVID-19 Relief Programs and Impacts to the U.S. Food System” will be the second webinar in the series, presented by Farm Credit East and American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist, John Newton. This webinar will be held on Thursday, June 4, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. EDT, and is co-sponsored by the state farm bureaus in all seven states served by Farm Credit East.
Other webinars forthcoming will include economic outlooks for feed and grain; dairy, livestock and meat sectors; forest products; and fruits and vegetables. Stay tuned tofor these webinar announcements.
Register for any of these free webinars by visiting, where you can keep up-to-date on upcoming webinars as well as find recordings of past webinars. Please contact Chris Laughton at (800) 562-2235 or with any questions.
–Dallas Kriebel, Farm Credit East