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Farm Credit Announces 2017 MANRRS Scholarship Program

Farm Credit Announces 2017 MANRRS Scholarship Program

By Karen Macdonald - Friday, September 30, 2016

Building on the success of last year’s program, Farm Credit’s national contributions program proudly announces that Farm Credit will again be sponsoring the Farm Credit VIP Scholarship Program in conjunction with The National Society of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS). Read More »

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Women’s History Month: Highlights from USDA’s #womeninag Series

Women’s History Month: Highlights from USDA’s #womeninag Series

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Thursday, April 2, 2015

In honor of Women’s History Month in March, the USDA blog featured a series devoted to four notable women in agriculture. Here are some highlights of what they had to say: Read More »

March 2015 Preview: Women’s History Month, Crop Insurance Deadline and AgDay

March 2015 Preview: Women’s History Month, Crop Insurance Deadline and AgDay

By Olga Zvinyatskovskaya - Sunday, March 1, 2015

Unless you are reading this from Florida, the view out your window, or nearby, likely includes a dusting (or more) of snow. This year’s record-breaking winter has increased hay demand and stalled the maple syrup season. And while March 1 is considered the meteorological spring in the United States, we will have to wait until March 20 to officially welcome Spring and a prelude to a bevy of planting activity as farmers work to get early crops into the ground. Read More »

From the Field: National Black Growers Council

From the Field: National Black Growers Council

By Rodney Patterson & Lisa Summerour - Thursday, February 26, 2015

For generations, black farmers and ranchers have proven to be important contributors to the American agricultural dichotomy, as they’ve contributed to the daunting task of providing food to our nation and the world. With unwavering dedication and passion, these men and women faced hurdles and endured systematic barriers that thwarted their ability to access government funding and federal programs. Barriers so debilitating that for some it stifled their ability to grow and for others, these hardships forced them out of business altogether. Read More »

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