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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 »

Farm Credit Experts Speak with Executive Women in Agriculture

Farm Credit Experts Speak with Executive Women in Agriculture

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, February 6, 2017

Changes in the agricultural sector are affecting the value of agricultural assets—land, equipment and grain inventories—that show up on farmers’ balance sheets, and will have an impact on owners’ equity and working capital. Read More »

Farm Credit Supports Small Agricultural Businesses

Farm Credit Supports Small Agricultural Businesses

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, December 5, 2016

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. Read More »