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Summer 2017

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, June 21, 2017

With the arrival of the first day of summer, barbeque season is well underway, with meat, seafood and vegetables sizzling on grills across the country. A 2016 poll found that 75 percent of U.S. adults own a grill or smoker, and they’re using them for more than just dinner – 11 percent of grill owners used it to cook breakfast. Hamburgers rule the grill, though, and here’s a look at where some of the essential ingredients come from, raised by hardworking U.S. producers: Read More »

Father's Day 2017

By Karen Macdonald - Saturday, June 17, 2017

Across rural America, farmers and ranchers pass down a tradition of hard work and dedication to their children, sometimes building on generations of family commitment to producing safe and abundant food. These children often grow up to join the family operation, having learned a love of the land and the animals in their care along with the work ethic and specialized knowledge necessary to succeed in agriculture. Here are a few examples of multi-generational farmers and ranchers who have worked side-by-side as farm families, building a legacy likely to be passed on to the next generation: Read More »

Mother’s Day 2017

By Karen Macdonald - Friday, May 12, 2017

While we should show our appreciation every day, Mother’s Day offers the perfect time to let moms know how much we value their love and hard work. Across rural America, we’re blessed with mothers who successfully balance farming, ranching and support businesses while raising families. Here are some of their stories: Read More »

Every Day is Earth Day for Farmers and Ranchers

By Karen Macdonald - Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy Earth Day! Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. To America’s farmers and ranchers who vigilantly protect our natural resources, though, every day is Earth Day. It’s not easy. With fewer producers working less land while feeding a growing population, finding economically and operationally viable solutions to long-term sustainability is a challenge. Nonetheless, many Farm Credit customers are doing just that: Read More »