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Farm to Plate: Memorial Day

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Each year, Memorial Day provides an opportunity to recognize the ultimate sacrifice made by members of our armed forces in pursuit of their duties, and a time to celebrate the freedoms they helped protect. It’s also frequently selected as “Opening Day” of the barbeque season – barbeques that are fueled by the food raised by hardworking U.S. producers: Read More »

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Farm to Vase: Mother’s Day

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Saturday, May 11, 2013

What mother wouldn’t appreciate the gift of flowers on Mothers Day? The Farm Credit System, as a national network of financial providers, is committed to supporting American agriculture in all its diversity – which includes floral and horticultural producers: Read More »

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Farm to Plate: Cinco de Mayo

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Thursday, May 2, 2013

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of Mexican militia over a French invasion in 1862. In the U.S., it has become a national celebration of Mexican heritage and culture recognizing the 31.8 million Americans of Mexican descent or origin. A growing number of Hispanic farmers – more than 82,000 Hispanic operators farmed in America in 2007, compared with just over 72,000 in 2002 – help raise the food that plays a large part in the celebration. If you’re out at a Cinco de Mayo festival, or even cooking at home, you may be tasting some of these typical ingredients: Read More »

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Farm to Plate: Spring Traditions

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Spring has sprung and farmers, ranchers and consumers across the country are gearing up for this season of rebirth and new growth. The season also brings a host of traditions, both religious and secular – and America’s farmers and ranchers provide food and other ag products to support them all. Read More »

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