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95 Years: The Chain of Events Leading to July 1916 -- Part 2

95 Years: The Chain of Events Leading to July 1916 -- Part 2

By Jim Putnam, Farm Credit East - Monday, June 25, 2012

Did you miss Part 1? Read More »

From the Field: National Value-Added Agriculture Conference

By Ben Mahlich, GreenStone Farm Credit Services - Monday, June 25, 2012

The 2012 National MarketMaker Innovation Awards sponsored by Farm Credit were presented this week during the National Value-Added Agriculture Conference in Traverse City, MI. Congratulations to the Mississippi and Kentucky MarketMaker teams for their first place wins and to Colorado and South Carolina as runners-up. Read More »

95 Years: The Chain of Events Leading to July 1916 -- Part 1

95 Years: The Chain of Events Leading to July 1916 -- Part 1

By Jim Putnam, Farm Credit East - Thursday, June 21, 2012

The early 20th Century events which led to the passage of the Farm Loan Act (FLA) in 1916 took place during what is called the Progressive Era. There are no hard and fast bracket dates, but for our purposes, let’s say it started in 1901 with Theodore Roosevelt becoming President and it petered out after the United States entered World War I in 1917. Read More »

The Color of Food

The Color of Food

By Natasha Bowens - Thursday, June 21, 2012

Natasha Bowens began her blog Brown.Girl.Farming. in the summer of 2010 to document her trip working on urban farms in New York City, Detroit, Chicago and Washington D.C. In 2012, The Color of Food became a Farm Credit National Contributions Partner. Bowens is currently in the process of creating The Color of Food photo documentary book. Below is an excerpt from one of her recent farm visits. Read More »