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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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Rural America Matters: The Realities of Renewables

Rural America Matters: The Realities of Renewables

By Taylor Gunn, Senior Economist: Power, Energy & Water, CoBank Knowledge Exchange Division - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

With increasing energy demands and growing concern over power generation’s impact on the environment, renewable energy has become a burgeoning energy sector. Generating electricity from the sun used to be a pipe dream, but today solar arrays are converting photovoltaic energy from the sun into usable electricity to power homes and businesses. Wind farms continue to expand across rural America, and biomass facilities are turning what was once considered waste into a valuable power source. Read More »

April 2015 Preview: Earth Day, Soy Foods Month and Industry Events

April 2015 Preview: Earth Day, Soy Foods Month and Industry Events

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Sunday, April 5, 2015

The start of April means Earth Day is coming, a chance for us to appreciate our planet and all it offers – food, fuel, fiber and water. We can also thank the sun, which is increasingly being used to generate clean electricity. Although solar energy generation is still a small portion of total capacity, it grew more than 400 percent in four years and is set to continue expanding. With nearly $100 billion invested, Farm Credit is one of the largest financers of renewable energy projects in the country. Read More »

Apply Now for the Southern SAWG Social Media Corps

Apply Now for the Southern SAWG Social Media Corps

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Sunday, December 14, 2014

Farm Credit is also recruiting for the Dairy Challenge Social Media Corps. Check out our recent blog post for details on how to apply. Read More »