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Farm Credit Announces 2017 MANRRS Scholarship Program

Farm Credit Announces 2017 MANRRS Scholarship Program

By Karen Macdonald - Friday, September 30, 2016

Building on the success of last year’s program, Farm Credit’s national contributions program proudly announces that Farm Credit will again be sponsoring the Farm Credit VIP Scholarship Program in conjunction with The National Society of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS). Read More »

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Women’s History Month: Highlights from USDA’s #womeninag Series

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Thursday, April 2, 2015

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the USDA blog featured a series devoted to four notable women in agriculture. Here are some highlights of what they had to say: Read More »

From the Field: National Black Growers Council

By Rodney Patterson & Lisa Summerour - Thursday, February 26, 2015

For generations, black farmers and ranchers have proven to be important contributors to the American agricultural dichotomy, as they’ve contributed to the daunting task of providing food to our nation and the world. With unwavering dedication and passion, these men and women faced hurdles and endured systematic barriers that thwarted their ability to access government funding and federal programs. Barriers so debilitating that for some it stifled their ability to grow and for others, these hardships forced them out of business altogether. Read More »

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Celebrating and Supporting Latinos in Agriculture

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The most recent ag census found that the number of Hispanic and Latino principle farm and ranch operators increased 21 percent over the previous census just five years earlier. This is welcome news as it represents one vibrant aspect of the future of our agricultural system, which will be facing two significant pressures - an increased demand for production to feed the growing global and U.S. population, at the same time as much of the current farmer and rancher population is edging toward retirement. Read More »