The last weekend in November, shoppers across America showed their support for small businesses during Small Business Saturday, an annual event to help recognize and strengthen small businesses, integral to many local economies. Launched by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday has received recognition from President Barack Obama, and participation from thousands of businesses and millions of consumers.
Farm Credit directors, executives, and customers are invited to gather in Washington, DC next July to urge congressional support for the Farm Bill and detail how Farm Credit is fulfilling its mission as some U.S. producers struggle with lower commodity prices. To support the new fly-in initiative, the National Directors Conference is being refocused and rescheduled to July. Full details on the schedule are below.