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You didn’t have to look far at the 2013 National Agri-Marketing Conference this week to see that the future of agricultural is in good hands. College students from across the country competed in a marketing competition during the three day event that brought together industry professionals from the fields of marketing, communications, public relations and advertising. Read More
I didn’t spend my spring break on a beach packed full of college kids recreating a scene from a Luke Bryan song. I didn’t spend it bundled up in a log cabin at a ski resort. Instead, I had the opportunity to represent Agriculture Future of America (AFA) during National Ag Day in Washington, D.C. Read More
America’s farmers and ranchers raise millions of tons of food, fuel and fiber, and an increasing amount of these products are being shipped around the world. Our Farm Credit associations are also sending products overseas by finding opportunities – often very simple ones – to benefit communities and schools in need. Read More
Happy Ag Day to everyone who benefits from the unwavering commitment of America’s farmers and ranchers! Both on and off the farm, agriculture is a bright spot in the U.S. employment market, with hiring trending upward in both urban and rural areas. According to the USDA, one in 12 American jobs is agriculture-related. Read More
The 2012 drought, volatile commodity process and global economies are shaping lenders’ perspectives on the future of farming. And while the future of agriculture is bright, we can expect some dips in the upward moving profit chart. Some of the factors that will affect this are an increasing world population which will double in the next 40 years, developing economies that are consuming more protein, and greater demand for ethanol and exports. From a lending perspective, we’re looking at the future of farming in the following areas: segmentation, volatility, farm real estate values and capital access. Read More