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Ag News Roundup: November 2015

Ag News Roundup: November 2015

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Industry publication AgriMarketing recently devoted an entire issue to Farm Credit’s 100-year anniversary. The Farm Credit 100 issue debuted online with the print edition hitting mailboxes soon after, and featured articles highlighting Farm Credit’s history, activities, marketing approach and outlook for the future. Also included was a special feature on Farm Credit’s support for cooperatives and rural infrastructure providers. This is the first time that Farm Credit has earned such extensive coverage in a single publication, reinforcing the importance and relevance of our 100-year record of financial support to rural communities and agriculture. Read More »

Ag News Roundup: July 2015

Ag News Roundup: July 2015

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

July 17 marked Farm Credit’s 99th anniversary and the start of our 100th year of service to agriculture and America’s rural communities. The unique attributes of Farm Credit aren’t always widely understood, and this milestone is an opportunity to educate people about what Farm Credit is, and is not. It’s also a time to reflect on our history while we look to the future, and Farm Credit’s recently announced Fresh Perspectives program will do just that: search for and identify 100 visionaries who are leading the industry in a positive direction. Read More »

Ag News Roundup: March 2015

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Agriculture received mainstream media attention in March, with ABC’s “Bachelor Farmer” Chris Soules proposing to his final choice of contestants, and bringing attention to farming with his new website promoting modern agriculture. National Ag Day also helped bring awareness to the importance of agriculture in celebrations held throughout the country. Agriculture is also being seen as a thriving employment sector, with coverage touting the plethora of career choices available in the industry. Read More »

Ag News Roundup: February 2015

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced multiple financial aid programs to support agriculture and rural America in February. Among the available funds are $160 million to support food and agriculture research, education and extension, $16 million to support food production and increase food security, and $14 million to support economic growth in rural communities. USDA also announced several programs to support under-served groups, including $18 million in grants to train beginning farmers and ranchers, and $9 million to help socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers and farmer veterans. Read More »