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Farm Credit Briefs Capitol Hill on Credit Conditions in Agriculture

Farm Credit Briefs Capitol Hill on Credit Conditions in Agriculture

By Todd Van Hoose - Thursday, April 28, 2016

Earlier this week, the Farm Credit Council held briefings for key congressional staff and DC-based farm group representatives about credit conditions facing U.S. agricultural producers and Farm Credit’s commitment to work with producers as they face an economic downturn. Read More »

National Farm to School Network Presents 2016 Innovation Awards

National Farm to School Network Presents 2016 Innovation Awards

By Amelia Sprague - Thursday, April 21, 2016

The National Farm to School Network recently announced the winners of its 2016 Innovation Awards, recognizing three programs that will help bring farm and agricultural education directly to students and their parents. Funded in part by Farm Credit, this year’s Innovation Awards entries supported the theme of Engaging Farmers and Producers in Farm to School, and the winning projects are each anticipated to be completed by year end. Read More »

Washington Post Highlights Farm Credit’s Mission and Strength

Washington Post Highlights Farm Credit’s Mission and Strength

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, April 18, 2016

Farm Credit was established 100 years ago to meet the credit needs of an underserved, yet critical, group of businesses: American farmers and ranchers, who had difficulty accessing credit from traditional sources given the uncertainty of their markets and the risks they faced. Read More »

USDA Announces Student Diversity Program Essay Contest Winners

USDA Announces Student Diversity Program Essay Contest Winners

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Essays from thirty university students were selected as winners in the Farm Credit-sponsored USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum Student Diversity Program essay contest, earning them scholarships to attend the 2016 Agricultural Outlook Forum. The essay contest is part of USDA’s effort to encourage more diverse attendance at the Forum, providing junior, senior, and graduate students financial support for the annual event, which this year was held February 25-26 in Arlington, Virginia. Read More »

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