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Last May, we posted the first blog on The AGgregator, and this is our 100th entry. We have featured insights, expertise and information about American agriculture. It seems fitting that we reached this milestone on the last day of the year, and even more so considering that Farm Credit is approaching 100 years of lending support to rural America. Keep reading to learn more about how you can celebrate with us and win $100. Read More
Consumers and farmers across the U.S. are embracing locally grown, farm-to-table food. Organic grower Scott Edwards of Fertile Crescent Farm in Ga. sells the majority of his produce at the local farmer’s market, and says, “I know that as much as we can grow, we can sell.” Read More
On Monday, a consortium of Farm Credit organizations, including AgriBank, CoBank and Farm Credit Services Mid-America, donated $135,000 to support Cleveland's beginning urban farmers as part of the city's Gardening for Greenbacks program. Read More
August is National Peach Month, and despite the drought, peaches from many of the country’s 28 commercial production states are in peak season. California, South Carolina and Georgia produce the most peaches in the country but visitors to this week's Palisade Peach Festival in Colorado will still get a mouthful -- the state produces 22 million pounds of the fruit annually, 90 percent of which are grown in the Palisade region. Read More
An increasing number of American consumers are seeking out locally grown foods, looking for fresh-from-the-farm quality and variety. Often this search brings them to one of the now 7,175 farmers’ markets found throughout the United States. And while 1,200 of these markets are open year-round, the majority crop up in these warmer months, one reason why this week has been designated National Farmers’ Market Week. Read More