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Every Day is Earth Day for Farmers and Ranchers

By Karen Macdonald - Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy Earth Day! Founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22. To America’s farmers and ranchers who vigilantly protect our natural resources, though, every day is Earth Day. It’s not easy. With fewer producers working less land while feeding a growing population, finding economically and operationally viable solutions to long-term sustainability is a challenge. Nonetheless, many Farm Credit customers are doing just that: Read More »

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Farm to Plate: Spring Traditions

By Karen Macdonald - Friday, April 14, 2017

Spring has sprung for farmers, ranchers and consumers across the country who are gearing up for this time of rebirth and new growth. The season also brings a host of beloved traditions. Here are some examples of how America’s farmers and ranchers play an important role in providing spring favorites. Read More »

America’s Farmers and Ranchers Help Fill St. Paddy’s Plates

America’s Farmers and Ranchers Help Fill St. Paddy’s Plates

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Every March 17, Americans don their green to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Originally a religious observance recognizing the patron saint of Ireland, it has grown into a celebration of all things Irish. From Shamrock, Texas to Limerick, Maine, and in the 11 Dublins spread across America, more than 34 million Irish-American citizens (along with their friends and neighbors) will watch parades, listen to Irish music and enjoy traditional Irish food. What they may not realize is the role America’s farmers and ranchers play in providing the tastiest portion of the festivities. Read More »

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Good News: Farmers Markets Transcend the Urban/Rural Divide

Good News: Farmers Markets Transcend the Urban/Rural Divide

By Alex Canepa, Farmers Market Coalition - Tuesday, February 7, 2017

No matter how you voted on election day, chances are you’ve read a headline like this: “Election Highlights a Growing Rural/Urban Divide.” In all the post-election hubbub, media outlets from the New York Times to Fox News agreed on one thing—there's a distinct divide between urban and rural Americans. Read More »