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Another month has gone by without the passage of a new Farm Bill, as Congress continues negotiations. Yet November was a month of thanks and giving for Farm Credit -- on Veterans Day we announced a significant two-year contribution to the Farmer Veteran Coalition’s “Homegrown By Heroes” program, which will help increase sales of veteran-grown agricultural products. Later in the month, a group of five Farm Credit organizations donated $175,000 to help the South Dakota ranchers devastated by the October blizzard, and we gave thanks all month long for many of the diverse producers and organizations that help make U.S. agriculture so successful. Read More
Anna Mann and her family live on an old tobacco farm in the foothills of Appalachia in North Carolina. Anna served in the Army for eight years, during five of which she served as a Sergeant. Anna was deployed for two tours, one in Bosnia and one in Baghdad as a member of a Civil Affairs team. Anna has great pride in her military career, but continues to experience challenges because of the time she served. Farming has brought Anna a sense of inner peace and has “healed [her] spirit and helped [her] reconnect with society”. Read More
Growing up, Evan Premer was surrounded by fields. His family had small gardens and ranches, so farming has always been a part of his life growing up. As an adult, Evan went to another field—the Army—where he completed tours of duty in Germany and Iraq. After he completed his service, he returned back to the open fields, gaining valuable agricultural training at Circle Fresh Farms. Read More
July is one of our favorite months at Farm Credit. As a nation we will celebrate 237 years of American independence by raising the flag and enjoying summer traditions with family and friends. Farm Credit will also celebrate 97 years of service to rural America on July 17. Help us celebrate as we break out the red, white and blueberries and so much more in the month of July! Read More
The Farm Bill continued to dominate the ag media headlines in the past month, with the Senate passing its Farm Bill early in June, and the House rejecting its bill last week. On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid urged the House to vote on and pass the Senate’s bill, saying that the Senate will not vote to pass an extension of farm policy. Here’s a roundup of all of the top ag news from the month of June. Read More