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Happy 99th Anniversary, Farm Credit: A Look Back as We Look Ahead

Happy 99th Anniversary, Farm Credit: A Look Back as We Look Ahead

By History Associates - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

As we enter Farm Credit’s 100th year and look forward to the future, it’s also an opportunity to pause and reflect on the milestones of the past – and how those before us used those milestones to imagine and shape the Farm Credit we know today. Read More »

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Farm Credit Enters 100th Year of Service to Rural Communities and Agriculture

Farm Credit Enters 100th Year of Service to Rural Communities and Agriculture

By Karen Macdonald - Friday, July 17, 2015

Today, Farm Credit celebrates its 99th anniversary and enters its 100th year of providing reliable and consistent credit to agriculture and America’s rural communities. This significant milestone reflects our dedication to the industries we support, and also underscores the hard work and commitment of our customers – the farmers and ranchers, agribusinesses and rural infrastructure providers who make it possible for America to feed itself and the world. Read More »

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From the Field: New Study Helps Food Hubs Thrive

From the Field: New Study Helps Food Hubs Thrive

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Food hubs are a growing movement across the country and are focused on making healthy, local food accessible to a broader audience while ensuring fair returns to farmers. A break from the traditional approach to food marketing and distribution, food hubs have been in need of more data to give growers insights about how best to organize, price and operate to achieve their social objective and earn enough revenue to succeed. Read More »

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Ag News Roundup: June 2015

Ag News Roundup: June 2015

By Karen Macdonald - Thursday, July 9, 2015

The ag news in June included a series of future focused articles highlighting the importance of encouraging new famers to join and succeed in the industry. Farm Credit’s Salute to Farmer Veterans event in Washington, D.C., attracted hundreds of influencers and decision makers and highlighted the Homegrown by Heroes program championed by the Farmer Veteran Coalition. Meanwhile, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), revealed that many of the younger generation are leaving agriculture, creating concern about who will produce our food and lead the industry in the coming decades. While young people may be leaving the farm, women are joining agriculture alongside our veterans, adding important diversity to this critical industry. Read More »

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