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95 Years: Governor Myron Herrick

By Jim Putnam, Farm Credit East - Monday, July 2, 2012

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It's July! Break Out the Red, White and Blueberries

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Sunday, July 1, 2012

This July at Farm Credit we have so much to celebrate! In addition to our nation's independence and National Blueberry Month, we will be wrapping up our 95th year of Farm Credit's service to agriculture and rural America. Farm Credit was established by Congress on July 17, 1916, and today serves nearly 500,000 member-borrowers with more than $170 billion in loans and financial services. For more about Farm Credit’s rich history, check out our AGgregator series: 95 Years. Read More »

95 Years: U.S. Senator Duncan U. Fletcher

By Jim Putnam, Farm Credit East - Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Duncan Upshaw Fletcher was first appointed U.S. Senator from Florida in 1909 and served in that capacity until his death in 1936. He was born in Georgia, educated at Vanderbilt University, became a lawyer and moved to Florida as a young man. A Democrat, he served in a number of local and then state offices before becoming U.S. Senator. He was 57 years old at the time the Farm Loan Act was passed. Read More »

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Colorado Wheat Harvest

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Wheat Harvest is a family affair for the Blachs. Ron Blach, whose great-grandfather homesteaded some of the 3,900 acres of dry and irrigated land he still farms today, was joined by his two sons and a handful of extended family members throughout harvest week. Read More »