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Farm Credit Helps Grow Cleveland Area Farms and Gardens

By Becca Yaklich, AgriBank - Monday, August 27, 2012

On Monday, a consortium of Farm Credit organizations, including AgriBank, CoBank and Farm Credit Services Mid-America, donated $135,000 to support Cleveland's beginning urban farmers as part of the city's Gardening for Greenbacks program. Read More »

Celebrate National Peach Month

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August is National Peach Month, and despite the drought, peaches from many of the country’s 28 commercial production states are in peak season. California, South Carolina and Georgia produce the most peaches in the country but visitors to this week's Palisade Peach Festival in Colorado will still get a mouthful -- the state produces 22 million pounds of the fruit annually, 90 percent of which are grown in the Palisade region. Read More »

Celebrating Local Foods from Local Farmers

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Monday, August 6, 2012

An increasing number of American consumers are seeking out locally grown foods, looking for fresh-from-the-farm quality and variety. Often this search brings them to one of the now 7,175 farmers’ markets found throughout the United States. And while 1,200 of these markets are open year-round, the majority crop up in these warmer months, one reason why this week has been designated National Farmers’ Market Week. Read More »

FCB Texas Celebrates Local Foods at Go TEXAN Restaurant Roundup

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Thursday, July 26, 2012

Locals from the Lone Star State can enjoy the best of Texas agriculture at restaurants through Sunday as part of GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up sponsored by Farm Credit Bank of Texas. Through July 29, participating restaurants have committed to serve ingredients from local farmers, ranchers and producers, from shrimp and vegetables to wine and artisan cheeses. To find a location near you, check out GOTEXAN.org. Read More »