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Cooperatives Build Rural Communities

Cooperatives Build Rural Communities

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, October 24, 2016

Across America, a plethora of cooperative businesses are integral to rural communities and economies, offering essential services that enable citizens and businesses to grow and thrive. Owned and governed by their members, these cooperatives focus on long-term needs rather than short-term profits, creating the foundation on which rural American communities depend. All Americans benefit from the food, fuel and fiber that are produced by these cooperatives’ members and distributed throughout the nation. Read More »

Farm Credit Featured in Rural Cooperatives Magazine

Farm Credit Featured in Rural Cooperatives Magazine

By Karen Macdonald - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

USDA’s nationally distributed Rural Cooperatives Magazine featured an article in the September/October issue highlighting Farm Credit’s increasing support for beginning farmers and highlights from Farm Credit’s Beginning Farmer panel held in Washington, D.C. in June. Read More »

Farm Credit Recognizes Outstanding 4-H Youth

Farm Credit Recognizes Outstanding 4-H Youth

By Karen Macdonald - Monday, September 26, 2016

Since 2011, Farm Credit has supported the National 4-H Council’s Citizenship Washington Focus (CWF) program, which brings 4-H members from across the country to Washington, D.C. to participate in civic workshops, committees and field trips and develop valuable leadership skills. Read More »

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Farm Credit Celebrates #NationalFarmersMarketWeek

Farm Credit Celebrates #NationalFarmersMarketWeek

By Karen Macdonald - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

This week Farm Credit is joining the rest of America in celebrating the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week, The growing trend of bringing farm-fresh foods directly to nearby consumers recognizes the unique opportunity for consumers to meet the farmers and ranchers responsible for raising it. Read More »