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Rural America Matters: Water Infrastructure Essential for Economic Growth

Rural America Matters: Water Infrastructure Essential for Economic Growth

By Nivin Elgohary, Senior Vice President, Electric Distribution, Water and Community Facilities - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

As CoBank’s Senior Vice President for Electric Distribution, Water and Community Facilities Banking Division, Nivin Elgohary manages more than $13.5 billion in total commitments to the rural infrastructure industry nationwide. Read More »

From the Field: Ag Innovation at a Mile High

From the Field: Ag Innovation at a Mile High

By Karen Macdonald - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Uncharacteristic rain didn’t put a damper on the Colorado agricultural tour at Farm Credit’s Idea Share earlier this month. The 80 tour attendees deliver public relations, marketing, advertising and other internal and external communications services to Farm Credit organizations across the country. The tour covered a diverse mix of ag operations that embrace innovation in delivering food products to their customers. Click here to see photos from the tour. Read More »

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Business of Agriculture: Off-Farm Experience Can Improve Generational Transfer

Business of Agriculture: Off-Farm Experience Can Improve Generational Transfer

By Rick Hermonot and Jon Jaffe - Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rick Hermonot and Jon Jaffe are consultants with Farm Credit East, working out of the Dayville office. Rick has been with Farm Credit for 27 years, and Jon has been with the organization for 31 years. Read More »

The Realities of Renewables

The Realities of Renewables

By Taylor Gunn, Senior Economist: Power, Energy & Water, CoBank Knowledge Exchange Division - Thursday, April 30, 2015

With increasing energy demands and growing concern over power generation’s impact on the environment, renewable energy has become a burgeoning energy sector. Generating electricity from the sun used to be a pipe dream, but today solar arrays are converting photovoltaic energy from the sun into usable electricity to power homes and businesses. Wind farms continue to expand across rural America, and biomass facilities are turning what was once considered waste into a valuable power source. Read More »

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