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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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Rural America Matters: Investing in Rural Communities

Rural America Matters: Investing in Rural Communities

By Chris Shaffner, Vice President, Public Private Partnerships - Wednesday, July 1, 2015

As CoBank’s Vice President of Public Private Partnerships, Chris Shaffner manages the bank’s Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) portfolio, new equity investments, as well as the Rural Investment Opportunity Fund in partnership with Capitol Peak Asset Management and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Read More »

From the Field: Young Dairy Leaders Institute

From the Field: Young Dairy Leaders Institute

By Annaliese Wegner - Thursday, June 18, 2015

Annaliese Wegner is a dairy farmer, wife, blogger and recent YDLI Class 9 participant from Wisconsin. The following article is excerpted from her moderndayfarmchick.com blog. You can also find her on her her blog, Facebook and Twitter. Read More »

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From the Field: More than a Celebration; Capitol Hill Event Highlights a Farmer Veteran Movement

From the Field: More than a Celebration; Capitol Hill Event Highlights a Farmer Veteran Movement

By Amelia Sprague - Friday, June 5, 2015

Farmer veterans, members of Congress, media reporters and Farm Credit supporters joined forces in Washington, D.C., June 2-3 to attend a series of events. From formal meetings to an unforgettable reception, these collaborative efforts did more than celebrate the contributions of our farmer veterans; they raised awareness of programs, policies and potential. It was a powerful opportunity to amplify the efforts of the Farmer Veteran Coalition's Homegrown By Heroes labeling program to Members of Congress, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the general public. Read More »

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