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Cooperative Month: NCBA Announces Coop 100

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Thursday, October 30, 2014

As we wrap up Cooperative Month, the annual list of Top Co-ops has been published, and Farm Credit would like to offer a hearty cooperative congratulations to all of the organizations, their boards of directors and their employees on another terrific year! Read More »

Farmland Film Now Available Online

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Thursday, October 23, 2014

Last spring, Academy-award winning director James Moll brought his vision to the industry that touches us all – agriculture. Focusing on six young producers who represent different industries and different approaches – livestock and produce, organic and conventional, large and small – the film Farmland highlights the challenges agriculture and especially young producers face, whether they’re starting their operations from scratch or taking over from the previous generation. Read More »

Cooperative Month: Agriculture Co-ops Contribute to Economic Growth

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Across the country, more than 3,000 agricultural cooperatives represent approximately two million farming, ranching and fishery producers. These cooperatives are successful businesses owned by the agricultural producers who are also their members and customers, and they also touch millions of American consumers’ lives every day. Did you know that popular brands like Welch’s, Ocean Spray, Sunkist and Blue Diamond are all cooperative organizations that process, market and distribute products made from the crops raised by their farmer-owners? Read More »

Dairy Farmers Turn to Robots to Milk their Herds

By Karen Macdonald - Thursday, June 19, 2014

A growing number of U.S. dairies are turning to technology to streamline their operations, reduce labor costs and improve the health of the herds that together provide 21 billion gallons of milk each year, supplying us with healthy beverages, delicious yogurt and ice cream and staples like butter and cheese. These automated milking systems, also termed voluntary milking systems (VMS) are fairly simple, yet are built on a foundation of complex technology. Read More »