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Oct
22
2014

It’s Porktober & We’re Bringing Home the Bacon

October is National Pork Month, a great time to pig out on all things pig. One of America’s favorite pork products is bacon: last year, we ate 1.1 billion servings of bacon, an increase of 6 percent over the year before. That big number translates to 21 percent of American’s eating more than two pounds of bacon in a year, and five percent eating five pounds or more. Read More

Oct
17
2014

Farm Credit Announces 2014 NAFB Social Media Corps Members

Farm Credit and the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) are pleased to announce the members of the 2014 NAFB Social Media Corps. These 10 agricultural communications students from across the country will receive hands-on training in digital content development and execution during their three days at the NAFB Convention and Trade Talk, November 12-14 in Kansas City, Mo. Read More

Oct
16
2014

Cooperative Month: Agriculture Co-ops Contribute to Economic Growth

Across the country, more than 3,000 agricultural cooperatives represent approximately two million farming, ranching and fishery producers. These cooperatives are successful businesses owned by the agricultural producers who are also their members and customers, and they also touch millions of American consumers’ lives every day. Did you know that popular brands like Welch’s, Ocean Spray, Sunkist and Blue Diamond are all cooperative organizations that process, market and distribute products made from the crops raised by their farmer-owners? Read More

Oct
15
2014

Celebrating and Supporting Latinos in Agriculture

The most recent ag census found that the number of Hispanic and Latino principle farm and ranch operators increased 21 percent over the previous census just five years earlier. This is welcome news as it represents one vibrant aspect of the future of our agricultural system, which will be facing two significant pressures - an increased demand for production to feed the growing global and U.S. population, at the same time as much of the current farmer and rancher population is edging toward retirement. Read More

Oct
03
2014

Ag News Roundup: September 2014

Rural and agricultural economic issues led the news in September, including impacts on farmers, families, communities and industries. Land values remain high, even though corn prices that drive much of this value are dropping due to record yields that are reducing prices and therefore farm income. In part due to this reduced income, the median farm income and the Rural Mainstreet Economic Index have dropped significantly, and farmers themselves are less confident. Read More

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