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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 Briefs Congress on Credit Conditions and 2017 Outlook

Farm Credit Briefs Congress on Credit Conditions and 2017 Outlook

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Farm Credit System officials yesterday briefed Congress and farm and rural interest groups on credit conditions in agriculture and rural communities. Briefings were held for staff of the House and Senate agriculture committees and a wide range of commodity, farm and rural interest groups. 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 »

Ag News Roundup: January 2015

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The New Year started off with a fresh look at the future of agriculture from a variety of viewpoints. The United Nations underscored the necessity for more efficient food systems to feed a growing population, suggesting that a “paradigm shift” is needed to meet the challenge. As to who will be consuming, and sometimes producing, that food, we need look no further than the Millennials, a group revealed by an industry study to be awash in contradictions, which will be key to both their success in farming and agriculture’s success in marketing to them. Read More »