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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
More than 56,000 kids across South Georgia may go to bed hungry tonight and one in three children in that area live in homes where having enough to eat is a daily struggle. Farm Credit is dedicated to making a difference in the communities we serve and, and is proud to announce that the inaugural Farm Credit Harvest Festival at the Sunbelt Ag Expo raised nearly $3,000 to support Second Harvest of South Georgia and its programs to end hunger in the area. Read More
United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has proclaimed August 4-10, 2013 as National Farmers Market Week. In celebration, Farm Credit is recognizing a few producers who are committed to bringing their local products to market week after week throughout the summer. Unless you pick it yourself, you won’t find produce much fresher than what you find at one of the growing number of local farmers’ market. In 2012, the U.S. was home to nearly 8,000 farmers markets throughout the country, an increase of more than 9 percent from 2011. Read More
August is peak season for peaches, farmers markets and back to school shopping. Check back here throughout the month for features about America's farmers' and ranchers' contributions to all of these seasonal themes. Here are a few of the items we’re looking forward to this month as we soak up these last days of summer. Read More
When most people think of Cleveland, Ohio farming isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but that’s exactly what’s going on there. The city, sometimes called the buckle of the rust belt, is looking to revitalize some of the hardest hit neighborhoods by using vacated lots for agricultural purposes. Many different organizations like Cleveland Crops, Green City Growers, and Rid-All Green Partnership purchased vacant lots that were once magnets for illegal dumping and criminal activity, and turned them into productive land that provides jobs, locally sourced food and a sense of pride in the community. Read More