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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Ag Literacy Goes Far Beyond A Week

Last week was Ag Literacy week and our Knowledge Center team, as well as other member of the Farm Credit of the Virginias team, took time out of their week to visit with students across our footprint to read and talk to them about agriculture and how it impacts their daily lives.  This is one of the highlights for our team members, and as we looked back over this week, we were reminded that this week has long reaching implications....
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That's Nuts!

Are you a peanut fan?  If so, you may already know this, but if you don’t, brace yourself…March is National Peanut Month!  (I know, we were excited too.)
In honor of this great month, we wanted to share some fun facts about peanuts with you, starting with….
 
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Let's Talk Crop Insurance!

No one knows agriculture like Farm Credit.  When the Farm Service Agency stopped selling crop insurance in 1997, it became necessary for farmers to rely on private insurance companies for their crop insurance needs.  Who better to fill that need than an ag expert like Farm Credit?
 
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Three Business Planning Tips to Start the New Year Right

As the New Year draws closer, it is a perfect time to start planning for what is to come. For many agricultural businesses, harvest has passed and winter provides some time to spend indoors working on plans for the next growing season. Here are three areas to think about as you make your business plans for next year...
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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,...
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