Knowledge Center Blog

Welcome to the Farm Credit Knowledge Center Blog!  This blog is a combination of posts from industry experts, Knowledge Center staff and guest contributors covering all aspects of agriculture and life in the country.  We want you to participate in this blog, sharing your thoughts and comments about the topics posted here.

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We're "Berry" Excited for National Strawberry Month

So…let’s talk strawberries!  Did you know there are an average of 200 seeds per strawberry?  Or that (according to botanists) strawberries are not really berries at all, but rather are a member of the rose family?  Maybe that explains why strawberry essence is so popular...
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American Craft Beer Week

Craft beer in the United States has taken off in the past several years – in fact, there were 4,131 breweries in America in 1873, which was the largest number of breweries that the country saw until 2015.  That number has continued to climb, and as of 2018, there were more than 7,000 breweries operating in the United States.

So what does that have to do with agriculture?....
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Farming is Tough, But Help is Available

No question, farming can be tough in even the best of times.  Add in the weather, natural disasters, and economy over the last few years, and it is no wonder why farming is considered one of the most stressful occupations.  In recognition of May as Mental Health Month, American Farm Bureau collaborated with Morning Consult on a research poll to learn about factors that affect rural adults and farmers/farmworkers mental health as well as the availability of resources, personal experiences and other issues. 
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May Is Beef Month

Brace yourself...May is just 2 days away!  The first few months of this year seem to have flown by, but since May is one of our favorite months, we are trying to adjust!  Why is it one of our favorite months?  Because it's National Beef Month!
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Every Day Is Earth Day When You Work in Ag

In case you haven't heard yet, it's Earth Day, which is celebrated annually on April 22nd.  This day was designed to allow groups, organizations and individuals to show support for environmental protection...something that agriculture has been quietly doing for decades.
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