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.

Posts

What Is The AG and Legal Workforce Act?

If you ask a farmer, “What do you think about your future labor needs on your farm?” chances are, you’ll get an earful about the availability of reliable farm workers to help them milk their cows, harvest their fruit or vegetables, or work their crops. Agricultural labor reform has been at the forefront of legislative policy for most agriculture groups for the past 20 years,...
Read More

A New Ag Biz Planner Class Has Begun!

Fall is an exciting, if busy, time of year for the Knowledge Center, due in large part to the fact that fall brings the start of a new Ag Biz Planner class.  Helping new and existing farms take an honest look at their current and/or intended operation to develop a business plan and expand their financial knowledge is something we are passionate about, and we have been privilege to work with a variety of great farms and agribusinesses over the past 6 years.
 
Read More

A Labor of Love...and Sweat and Tears...

“In no other country do so few people produce so much food, to feed so many, at such reasonable prices.”
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
 
President Eisenhower was President more than 50 years ago…and yet these words still ring true today, perhaps even more than they did then.  In 1900, 38% of the United States wad directly employed in agriculture, and today, it is less than 2%.  And still, each U.S. farmer producers enough food and fiber for 165 people both in the U.S. and abroad, and do so with few inputs than they did even 30 years ago.
Read More

Let's Talk "Ag"vocacy!

Confession – “ag”vocacy is not a word that you will find in a dictionary.  So what exactly are we talking about?  Well…we’re talking about:
 
Advocating (show public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy) for Agriculture (the science of farming, including cultivation of the soil and the rearing of animals to provide food and other products).
 
Read More

Bacon Bites - National Bacon Lovers Day

Confession time – bacon is one of my favorite foods.  Whether it is a crispy slice of bacon in the morning or on a sandwich, wrapped around scallops, chicken, asparagus, etc. or chopped up to use on salads (or a number of other ways), bacon is a favorite food in our house.  And that means today is a great day…because it’s National Bacon Lovers Day!
 
Read More
Displaying results 1-5 (of 94)
 |<  < 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10  >  >|