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Farm Credit Rocks! at the Texas State FFA Convention

By Kristin Mattox, Farm Credit Bank of Texas - Wednesday, July 11, 2012

This week, Farm Credit introduced a new level of competition to the Texas State FFA Convention. The awards weren’t in recognition of leadership or scholarship - the highest honors went to those who rocked! Read More »


Farm Credit Featured in USA Today

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Monday, July 9, 2012

This morning, three Farm Credit Producing Excellence customers were featured alongside AgSouth Farm Credit’s Van McCall, in a USA Today story highlighting the importance and complexities of preparing the next generation to feed a nation and the world. The story features Farm Credit Services of Hawaii customer Eric Tanouye, AgSouth Farm Credit customers Jimmy and Jake Carter and AgCredit customers Lee and Dusten Watson. Read More »

95 Years: Herbert Myrick

By Jim Putnam, Farm Credit East - Monday, July 9, 2012

Herbert Myrick owned the Orange Judd Company and the Phelps Publishing Company which published a wide variety of magazines, weekly newspapers and books, mostly targeted to the farm population. These magazines included the New England Homestead, the American Agriculturist, the Dakota Farmer, Farm and Home and Orange Judd Farmer. As publisher and editor of these publications, Myrick was able to advocate the need for a national system of rural credits – and he did this for many years very passionately. Myrick’s headquarters was in Springfield, Mass. where his various periodicals were printed and put onto trains for nationwide delivery via the U.S. Post Office. Read More »


95 Years: David Lubin

By Jim Putnam, Farm Credit East - Wednesday, July 4, 2012

David Lubin was a self-made man who pursued a colorful and diverse life. He was of Jewish heritage born in Poland. His mother emigrated to England and then to the United States when Lubin was a child. He received little education and went to work in a jewelry factory in Attleboro, Mass. at the age of 15. Several years later he drifted to California in search of better opportunities. He eventually opened a dry goods store in Sacramento and later a very successful mail order company along with other siblings. By the 1880s, he and his family owned the largest department store and mail order business on the West Coast. Read More »