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Farm to Flagpole: Independence Day 2014

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, July 2, 2014

In honor of Independence Day, millions of U.S. flags are being displayed on homes and businesses, in lawns and on flagpoles. Some of these flags are plastic, some polyester or rayon, but a great number are made from U.S.-grown cotton, produced by dedicated cotton farmers in 17 states, including families like the Fanns and the Parkers. Read More »


Get Ready, Get Set...GRILL!

By Sierra Jepsen - Thursday, May 22, 2014

Our guest blogger Sierra Jepsen is a junior at The Ohio State University studying Agricultural Business and Animal Sciences 2014 National Beef Ambassador. Last summer she was an intern with Farm Credit Mid-America at the Bellefontaine, Ohio office. Read More »


Farm to Plate: Mother’s Day 2014

By Karen Macdonald - Saturday, May 10, 2014

We all know that being a mother is a full-time job, and Mother’s Day is the time to let our mothers know how much we value all the work they put into raising us. Across rural America, there are mothers who also farm and ranch, supporting family businesses while raising their families. Here are some of their stories: Read More »


Farm to Plate: Spring Holidays

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, April 14, 2014

As the days start to grow longer, many of our thoughts turn to the meaningful Spring holidays of Passover and Easter. While the two holidays celebrate different religious events, they share a focus on family meals as part of their historic tradition. For these and other holiday meals throughout the year, American farmers and ranchers provide the food, and sometimes the drink, that our nation’s families gather to share. Read More »