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Farm Credit Celebrates #NationalFarmersMarketWeek

Farm Credit Celebrates #NationalFarmersMarketWeek

By Karen Macdonald - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

This week Farm Credit is joining the rest of America in celebrating the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week, The growing trend of bringing farm-fresh foods directly to nearby consumers recognizes the unique opportunity for consumers to meet the farmers and ranchers responsible for raising it. Read More »

Infrastructure Needs of Rural Communities

Infrastructure Needs of Rural Communities

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, August 8, 2016

At a recent panel discussion in Washington, DC, four representatives from companies that provide vital infrastructure services to America’s rural communities addressed infrastructure issues important to their missions. The panel was hosted by Farm Credit in collaboration with U.S. Representative Austin Scott (R-GA), Chairman of the Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit Subcommittee and U.S. Representative David Scott (D-GA), the subcommittee’s Ranking Member. Read More »

Beginning Farmers Discuss Challenges and Recommendations at Farm Credit Panel

Beginning Farmers Discuss Challenges and Recommendations at Farm Credit Panel

By Karen Macdonald - Thursday, July 21, 2016

At a recent panel discussion at the Senate Hart Office Building arranged by Farm Credit, four beginning farmers discussed the unique risks and challenges they face, and shared recommendations to help other beginning farmers successfully establish their own operations. Read More »

Farm Credit Reports Increased Lending to Beginning Farmers

Farm Credit Reports Increased Lending to Beginning Farmers

By Karen Macdonald - Thursday, June 9, 2016

Delivering credit to beginning farmers across the nation is a key component of Farm Credit’s mission of supporting rural communities and agriculture. Each year, Farm Credit reports on its support for this important agricultural sector, and these results are reviewed by the Farm Credit Administration and reported to Congress. Read More »