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More than 50 attendees at Farm Credit’s Idea Share conference spent May 8 participating in the event’s first-ever Ag Tour, an opportunity for these communicators from around the country to learn about the challenges and opportunities unique to Louisiana agriculture. The group began the day learning about the importance of New Orleans as a port that transfers American rich production around the world, and ended with a visit to a farm-to-plate restaurant with big cache featuring foods from several of Louisiana’s small growers. Read More
More and more consumers are becoming interested in buying local foods. Often it’s because the food is fresher or they just want to know where it comes from. Sometimes they want to support local businesses or reduce the environmental impact of trucking food great distances. Getting the local food from the farm to the table, though, often takes a different approach to distribution than with more conventional food. Read More
Happy Ag Day to everyone who benefits from the unwavering commitment of America’s farmers and ranchers! Both on and off the farm, agriculture is a bright spot in the U.S. employment market, with hiring trending upward in both urban and rural areas. According to the USDA, one in 12 American jobs is agriculture-related. Read More
Farm Credit is proud to support organizations and initiatives that improve the lives and livelihoods of farmers and ranchers. As we embark on another year, our commitment to agriculture and rural America is more important than ever. While the industry continues to thrive, agricultural organizations need our support to ensure a safe and abundant source of food, fuel and fiber for generations to come. Read More
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