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January 2014 saw an important milestone: after two years of effort, the House of Representatives approved a Farm Bill. The bill now rests with the Senate, which is expected to vote in early February. Offsetting that good news for the agriculture industry were severe weather challenges: a polar vortex crippled large portions of the country, impacting agricultural production, and a drought in California, called by some the worst in 500 years, has forced both farmers and ranchers to modify their operations and California’s governor to declare a state of emergency. Read More
As this season of giving is upon us, we are proud to announce Farm Credit's 2014 National Contributions award recipients. For nearly 100 years, Farm Credit has been committed to our mission of service to rural America. Through our National Contributions Program, Farm Credit is working to ensure a vibrant and thriving rural America for generations to come. Read More
1,000 miles. 23 counties. 60 days. One tractor. In August, AgTexas Farm Credit Services kicked off a unique event to raise both awareness of food insecurity and needed funds to combat hunger in the counties served by the Lone Star State association. Read More
Another month has gone by without the passage of a new Farm Bill, as Congress continues negotiations. Yet November was a month of thanks and giving for Farm Credit -- on Veterans Day we announced a significant two-year contribution to the Farmer Veteran Coalition’s “Homegrown By Heroes” program, which will help increase sales of veteran-grown agricultural products. Later in the month, a group of five Farm Credit organizations donated $175,000 to help the South Dakota ranchers devastated by the October blizzard, and we gave thanks all month long for many of the diverse producers and organizations that help make U.S. agriculture so successful. Read More