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Apr
15
2014

Farm to Plate: Spring Holidays

As the days start to grow longer, many of our thoughts turn to the meaningful Spring holidays of Passover and Easter. While the two holidays celebrate different religious events, they share a focus on family meals as part of their historic tradition. Read More

Apr
03
2014

Ag News Roundup: March 2014

Weather impacts topped the news in March, both current problems and the continuing affects of extreme weather felt over the winter months. The record drought in California continues unabated, leading to problems distributing what resources there are. Read More

Apr
02
2014

From the Field: Food Hubs Open Markets for Local Foods

The Farm Credit System’s commitment to young, beginning and small farmers in all types of agriculture was on full display at last week’s National Good Food Network (NGFN) conference in Raleigh, NC. The event brought farmers, investors, buyers and community leaders together around the growing business of regional food hubs. These aggregators of products from small farms -- more than 250 hubs across the country -- bridge the wholesale gap between local food producers and larger buyers. Read More

Apr
01
2014

Business of Agriculture: What to Expect When Applying for a Loan

Agriculture is a capital-intensive business, and for most operators, especially new farmers and ranchers or those looking to undertake a significant expansion, meeting these financial needs means applying for a loan. Read More

Apr
01
2014

April 2014 Preview: Social Media, Earth Day and the Dairy Challenge Academy

As we shake off winter’s last chill, at least in our more southern states, it’s time to look ahead to an abundant growing season. Here’s what else we’re looking forward to this month: Read More

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