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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 »

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Farm to Plate: Spring Traditions

By Karen Macdonald - Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring has sprung for farmers, ranchers and consumers across the country who are gearing up for this time of rebirth and new growth. The season also brings a host of beloved traditions. Here are some examples of how America’s farmers and ranchers play an important role in providing spring favorites. Read More »