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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
Farm Credit’s National Contributions Program supports a diverse group of industry organizations, which sometimes find ways to collaborate to further support the industry. National Farmers Union and Annie’s Project did just that earlier this year at the Women’s Conference in Clearwater, Florida. 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
As a native Midwesterner, I love visiting the heartland. GreenStone Farm Credit Services is the cooperative Farm Credit lender in Michigan and northeast Wisconsin and I recently had the pleasure of meeting with their board of directors and touring several agricultural operations in western Michigan. One lasting meeting impression was an overview from several dynamic staff and board members who shared their experiences from a recent agriculture study program in the Ukraine, where they learned about the challenges and opportunities facing farmers in a developing country. From their stories I gained another level of appreciation for the American agricultural industry and the bounty our farmers and ranchers are able to provide. Read More
As soybean harvesting season winds down, it’s a good time to take a closer look at this crop that is so important to the American agricultural economy. While soybeans are the second largest crop grown in the U.S., few American consumers see it in its unprocessed form, but it's likely they use it as cooking oil. Read More