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Women’s History Month: Highlights from USDA’s #womeninag Series

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Thursday, April 2, 2015

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the USDA blog featured a series devoted to four notable women in agriculture. Here are some highlights of what they had to say: Read More »

Rural America Matters: A Case for Rural Broadband

By Rob West, SVP, CoBank Communications Banking Division - Wednesday, March 25, 2015

The Rural America Matters blog series explores the issues and challenges of delivering rural infrastructure services to our nation’s food producers and their communities. Rob West manages CoBank’s Communications Banking Division, an organization that manages over $4 billion in loans and another $3 billion in commitments to the rural communications industry nationwide. Read More »

On the Job: From Student and Intern to Farm Credit Employee

By Heather Gibson - Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In 2011, Heather Gibson was introduced to Farm Credit at the AFA Leaders Conference. She interned with American AgCredit in Wichita, Kan. after she earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Kansas State University. Next, she began her graduate studies in agricultural economics to Kansas State, and American AgCredit offered her a full-time job opportunity. Read More »

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Business of Agriculture: Spring Crop Insurance Deadline is March 16

By Matt Ritenour - Monday, March 9, 2015

Matt Ritenour is a crop insurance specialist for MidAtlantic Farm Credit and has been helping farmers manage the risks of dealing with Mother Nature and market fluctuations since 2005. Read More »