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The most recent ag census found that the number of Hispanic and Latino principle farm and ranch operators increased 21 percent over the previous census just five years earlier. This is welcome news as it represents one vibrant aspect of the future of our agricultural system, which will be facing two significant pressures - an increased demand for production to feed the growing global and U.S. population, at the same time as much of the current farmer and rancher population is edging toward retirement. Read More
September 15 marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, a 30-day celebration of Hispanic and Latino cultures and their contributions to America. Nowhere is this contribution more important than in agriculture, where an increasing number of Hispanic and Latino principle operators are growing the crops to feed the nation. Read More
September brings shorter days with a special crispness in the air, along with the harvest of a variety of delicious summer crops. Many of us will also enjoy the start of football season and all the tailgate and halftime treats that come with the game and come from the efforts of America’s farmers and ranchers. Here’s what else we have to look forward to this month. Read More
From backyard chickens to rooftop gardens, city dwellers across the country are bringing food production closer to home in large population centers that have been divorced from the farm for generations. This grassroots urban agriculture movement meets economic, food supply and social needs, in some cases helping eliminate food deserts where residents find it difficult to access fresh foods. 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