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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
Before there were candles, there were oil lamps to light the night. Each year, Hanukkah celebrates a miracle in Jewish tradition: in 165 B.C. during the rededication of the Holy Temple, one flask of oil, enough to light the Eternal Lamp for just one night, lasted eight days until more could be found. Read More
The agriculture industry is thriving in the state of Louisiana, where I recently had the pleasure of participating in an agriculture tour arranged and hosted by my colleagues at Louisiana Land Bank. In 2012, agriculture and natural resources contributed approximately $11.4 billion to the state’s economy. Louisiana’s climate and geography support the growth of a wide variety of products including cotton, forestry products, fruits, feed grains, vegetables, hay, nursery crops and pecans. Also famous for its crawfish, Louisiana produced almost 91 million pounds of these freshwater crustaceans last year alone. Read More
Today, the nation pauses to observe the sacrifice and freedom provided by our distinguished veterans. Here at Farm Credit we are especially grateful for those servicemen and women who hail from rural America. While only 16 percent of the nation’s population lives in rural areas, almost 40 percent of those who serve in the military come from those same communities. Read More