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Each Veterans Day, we honor our military veterans who have worked to protect our national interests both home and abroad. As they served with honor, so too Farm Credit has been honored to serve the many veterans who are also farmers and ranchers, financing the agricultural operations of servicemen and women for almost 100 years. Read More
There’s so much to be thankful for in America that one day isn’t enough time to express it – join Farm Credit all this month in our 30 Days of Thanks on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using hashtag #30DaysOfThanks. 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
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