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Farming and ranching require a lot of electricity – everything from lighting and heating animal shelters to powering cooling sheds and processing facilities. That electricity carries an environmental as well as financial cost, since much of our electricity is powered by coal which releases carbon into the atmosphere when it’s burned. Renewable energy sources such as hydroelectric dams provide power more cleanly, but are often far away from where our farms are. Read More
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
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
As we wrap up Women's History Month (WHM) we’d like to acknowledge the generations of women whose contributions have proved invaluable to our society. This year’s WHM theme is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination,” honoring the generations of women who have used their intelligence, imagination, sense of wonder, and tenacity to make extraordinary contributions to the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields. Read More
The stalwarts of the rural credits movement had good reason to be optimistic about 1913. Access to credit had been a challenge for American agriculture throughout the 1800s. In the early 1900s, their movement had gained momentum. Read More