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Successful Farming Radio Highlights Farm Credit Support for Beginning Farmers

Successful Farming Radio Highlights Farm Credit Support for Beginning Farmers

By Karen Macdonald - Thursday, November 3, 2016

For 100 years, Farm Credit has helped beginning farmers establish their agricultural businesses, and worked side-by-side with them to help those businesses flourish. These farmers and ranchers represent an important segment of our customer-owners, and we applaud their entrepreneurial spirit and appreciate their contributions to the agriculture sector. Read More »

Farm Credit Featured in Rural Cooperatives Magazine

Farm Credit Featured in Rural Cooperatives Magazine

By Karen Macdonald - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

USDA’s nationally distributed Rural Cooperatives Magazine featured an article in the September/October issue highlighting Farm Credit’s increasing support for beginning farmers and highlights from Farm Credit’s Beginning Farmer panel held in Washington, D.C. in June. Read More »

The Color of Food

The Color of Food

By Natasha Bowens - Thursday, June 21, 2012

Natasha Bowens began her blog Brown.Girl.Farming. in the summer of 2010 to document her trip working on urban farms in New York City, Detroit, Chicago and Washington D.C. In 2012, The Color of Food became a Farm Credit National Contributions Partner. Bowens is currently in the process of creating The Color of Food photo documentary book. Below is an excerpt from one of her recent farm visits. Read More »

Retail Agriculture: A Consumer-Driven Market Trend

By Gary Matteson - Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Many farmers and ranchers have benefited from the trend in local foods, finding ways to sell direct-to-retail and capture a higher profit margin. Young, beginning and small farmers in particular have been able to enter into farming at the smaller scale of direct-to-consumer sales in the local foods marketplace, like farmers’ markets, roadside stands and through community supported agriculture (CSAs). Read More »