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Without question, America’s farmers and ranchers work hard every single day, applying an unwavering commitment to providing safe, affordable and abundant food for our nation and the world. Farm Credit’s Producing Excellence Program was launched in 2011 to highlight this dedication, featuring stories of Farm Credit customers from across the country and representing the diversity of American agriculture. Read More
Compared to some other winter celebrations, Kwanzaa is relatively new holiday, established in 1966 to recognize and honor African family, community and culture. It is founded on the centuries-old tradition of harvest celebrations in Africa, from which it takes its name: Kwanzaa, a Swahili word, translates to “first fruits". Read More
Christmas is a time of joy, peace and good will. For many of us, it’s also a time of family gatherings, brightly wrapped gifts and traditional foods: turkey and ham, roasted potatoes and stuffing, green beans and cranberry sauce, all brought to us through the hard work every day of our country’s farmers and ranchers. Read More
Women have been integral to smoothly running farming operations since farming began, though their efforts were traditionally less visible than their male counterparts. Today, an increasing number of women are stepping to the forefront, owning their operations and taking part in all aspects of farm management including operations, fieldwork and marketing. Read More
Diversity among America’s agricultural producers is increasing, with the number of Asian farm operators growing by 40 percent, the number of Hispanic-owned farms increasing by nearly 10 percent and farm ownership by women increasing by 30 percent between 2002 and 2007. The age of U.S. farmers is also diversifying, with significant numbers of operators under 25 years old. Farm Credit customers like Orlando Cadena, Natalie Gilbert and Andrew Hartshorn exemplify the changing face of America's farmers and ranchers. Read More