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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 »

From the Field: New Study Helps Food Hubs Thrive

From the Field: New Study Helps Food Hubs Thrive

By Karen Macdonald - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Food hubs are a growing movement across the country and are focused on making healthy, local food accessible to a broader audience while ensuring fair returns to farmers. A break from the traditional approach to food marketing and distribution, food hubs have been in need of more data to give growers insights about how best to organize, price and operate to achieve their social objective and earn enough revenue to succeed. Read More »

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Business of Agriculture: Building Your Succession Planning Advisory Team

By Rick Hermonot and Jon Jaffe - Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rick Hermonot and Jon Jaffe are consultants with Farm Credit East, working out of the Dayville office. Rick has been with Farm Credit for 27 years, and Jon has been with the organization for 31 years. Read More »

Business of Agriculture: Spring Crop Insurance Deadline is March 16

Business of Agriculture: Spring Crop Insurance Deadline is March 16

By Matt Ritenour - Monday, March 9, 2015

Matt Ritenour is a crop insurance specialist for MidAtlantic Farm Credit and has been helping farmers manage the risks of dealing with Mother Nature and market fluctuations since 2005. Read More »