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World Food Day on October 16 focused much attention on the role of the 500 million family farmers in feeding and providing food security to the world’s population. One report revealed that 80 percent of the world’s food is raised by family farmers. In a related announcement, the USDA stated that it will be changing its lending policy – expanding eligibility and increasing lending limits - to help more beginning and family farmers. Read More
Across rural America, every day farmers and ranchers pass down a tradition of hard work and commitment to their children, sometimes building on generations of family commitment to producing safe and abundant food. Often, these children grow up to join the family operation, having learned a love of the land and the animals in their care along with the work ethic and specialized knowledge necessary to succeed in farming and ranching. Read More
Have you ever wondered what it's like to work on a family owned and operated ranch? I have been a rancher’s daughter since day one, and I was already out checking cattle with my parents when I was just one week old. My favorite memories and hardest lessons learned have been made right at home on our ranch. Read More
Research has told us what many already know: American farmers are getting older. According to the the most recent data Ag Census data, the average age of U.S. farm operators rose from 55 in 2002 to 57 in 2007. There has been a 20 percent increase in the number of operators 75 years and older, and a 30 decrease in the number of operators under 25 years of age. Read More
December is usually chock full of fun and festivities, but can also bring a long list of tasks to finish before the year winds down. Take a break and join us as we look forward to this month’s holidays and look back over the past year and beyond. Read More